When I Call Your Name
A woman's work is to define herself," writes award-winning slam poet Dominique Christina. While this task is important for everybody, Dominique says, "There is an urgency for women. When you have inherited a construct that names, describes, and practices an ideology that women are somehow less important, less necessary, then the work of defining yourself carries with it a kind of fury.
Excerpt: .she ran around all day with a woman named LeHaye-Blanche LeHaye, of an aggregation of bum burlesquers called the Sam Levin Crackerjack Belles. And say, for a whole month there, she had a tough young kid traveling with her that she called her son. Oh, she's queering your line, all right. The days are past when it used to be a signal for a loud, merry laugh if you mentioned you were selling goods on the road.