HEARING:The Poetic Soul
While hosting the 3rd Annual Love Jones poetry session I noticed a beautiful smile, soft tender elegance, and sophisticated persona sitting in the crowd. As I began to introduce the next poet this alluring young woman gracefully approached the stage and blessed everyone with her articulate poetry. Yazmin Monet Watkins is an award- winning spoken word artist, actress, and filmmaker. She took the time to chat with Senses Lifestyle about her poetry and future endeavors...
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Yazmin Monet Watkins Joins Bi Talk Radio and Discusses Bi-Laws of Love, March 28
Yazmin Monet Wakins, author of "Love Without Limits: The Bi-Laws of Love" on 'Bi Talk Radio' Yazmin Monet Watkins, actress and author of the queer inspired Love Without Limits: The Bi-Laws of Love, will be on Bi Talk Radio Wednesday, March 28.
ALL NEW: Black, Bisexual & Beautiful Poet Yazmin Monet Watkins
In this segment of episode 204 of NoMoreDownLow.TV, we feature bisexual poet & spoken word artist Yazmin Monet Watkins. She talks about her journey and her new book Love Without Limits The Bi-Laws of Love.
The G-List Society
Bisexual Poet Yazmin Monet Watkins Talks Bisexual Acceptance & Love
Check out the latest episode of No More Down Low TV as Janice McDuffie interviews California poet Yazmin Money Watkins. The award-winning poet and author released a new book of proverbial pieces that explores into her journey of self and public awareness about the bisexual community.Her mother attended her book signing party and spoke with No More Down Low about the journey of acceptance as a parent. This is a great interview to check out...
The Huffington Post
Russell Simmons Features Queer Poet Yazmin Monet Watkins
I consider myself fortunate to be able to call bisexual poet, actress and director Yazmin Monet Watkins a friend and was thrilled to find out that the Russell Simmons had included one of her spoken word poems on his YouTube channel. I sat down with Yazmin to discuss:
What is your poem that Russell Simmons is showcasing on his YouTube channel about and what was the inspiration behind it?
When She Smiles is a poem/short film about same-sex love with a queer woman of color's story at the center. My goal with this project was to redefine conventional notions of black love in a meaningful, relatable and powerful way...
Yazmin Watkins inspires students toward social justice
University of Puget Sound
At the event, Watkins’ spoken word performance went from emotions of anger, to sorrow, to spaces of love. “Speak freely to your truth, open your mouth wide, heart held high like lion and ROAR,” Watkins shared from her poem, “Note to Self.” For Watkins, healing emerges from sharing and exchanging personal narratives. Stories can be used as powerful tools for change.
“Her capacity to engage her audience in issues of social justice and violence from a historical, creative, and personal frame was incredibly impactful,” Director of Multicultural Student Services Czarina Ramsay said. “She built a space for vulnerability and honesty for the harm felt among individuals and communities affected by these issues. I hope to see the ways in which her presence continues to inspire our students and hope they feel the courage to have deeper conversations and explore while they are with us on campus.” Watkins’ poetry and social activism weave together intersections of her identity as a QWOC...
Harvard's 2nd Sex Week Kicks Off With Spoken Word
-The Harvard Crimson-
Watkins, a queer spoken word poet, launched Harvard’s second annual Sex Week by sharing several poems with an audience of 60 students Sunday evening. Touching on a range of topics from discovering sexuality to religion to sexual violence, Watkins made the crowd laugh, clap, and snap their fingers in approval...
SHEATH (Sexual Health Education and Advocacy throughout Harvard) co-president Martha R. Farlow ’13 said that Director of BGLTQ Student Life Van Bailey recommended Watkins highly and worked with SHEATH to arrange Watkins’ presentation. “We thought that Yazmin could reach a lot of people in different ways,” Farlow said. “She’s young and she can really connect with an audience emotionally...”
Poet to Poet: Yazmin Monet Watkins
Describe your experience with spoken word? Oh jeeze! Where to start lol! I first discovered spoken word poetry in college as a vehicle to discuss and provoke dialogue about the issues that matter most to me and my community. I actually ended up writing my senior thesis on spoken word poetry as a means of communication but also a means of social activism. After graduation spoken word poetry transformed from an activist hobby on campus to a way of survival to be honest...
Internationally touring spoken word poet and actress, Yazmin Monet Watkins, is changing the world one word at a time. Yazmin began her journey into poetry while earning her degree in topics of American Studies, Film Studies and Women & Gender studies at Dickinson College. During this time, the young performer joined a group of spoken word artists and found herself jumping on top of lunch tables while shouting out rhymes in rhythms to passersby.