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How To Stop Rape… my story.

on April 29, 2016 in Barbie Angell's Blog, poetry, rhyme, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by

Photo by Rodney Smith of Tempus Fugit Design. For more photos: http://bit.ly/1rnU71x
Recently, I recorded a series of videos of my poetry. My photographer, Rodney Smith of Tempus Fugit Design did an amazing job on all of them. We chose to launch this project with two videos about sexual assault and victim blaming. (They are “The Car Accident” & “How To Stop Rape“.) I am sad to say that I would be unable to count how many times I have physically been a victim of sexual predators. From being molested as a child, to weekly assaults while I was in a home for children, to the two “normal” rapes and my relationship with a violent alcoholic… there’s just too many attacks to even count.

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I love National Poetry Month….

on April 3, 2015 in Barbie Angell's Blog, poetry, rhyme, Roasting Questions, Shel Silverstein, things that have fallen out of barbie's mind.... with no comments by

April is National Poetry Month. As a poet, I’m required to have this knowledge and not just wait around for someone to post about it on Facebook…. and then look it up on Snopes to see if it’s actually true.
: )

If you have a child, then you may know about all the poetry that happens in April. Even schools who don’t normally have poetry in their classes will seize the day (so to speak) and break out the Shel Silverstein, Dorothy Parker or may snag a local poet to come perform for the kids. I’m one of those fortunate local poets.

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My book "Roasting Questions" is now available to purchase!