Sojourner Ahebee – “Elegance/Refusal”

2017 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“Black girls have memories of water as both grief in the split of the neck bone, and the desire to be clean, to leave the hair salon a holy new thing.”

Don’t miss this beautiful poem by Sojourner Ahebee, runner-up in the 2017 Button Poetry Video Contest!

Stay tuned for more information about our 2018 Video Contest!

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