Spoken Word: It’s Personal (Black Lives Matter) SheryLeigh July 25, 2016 Spoken Word & Poetry 2 Comments I am grateful for all the photographs of black boys and men that helped make up this project. I received a significant amount from parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends – essentially the village that helps to raise a child and is in turn devastated when a child’s life is taken and becomes the focus of a national debate. For many people, the phrase “black lives matter” is political or controversial, but I hope this poem conveys that for many of us, it is personal. With love, Sheryl 2 Responses Benjamin Saulsberry August 14, 2017 I heard a few of your pieces in D.C. at the Museum almost two weeks ago and I was in awe of your work! To say your good at what you do is an understatement. Keep pressing and keep speaking; you have something the nations need to hear. God bless. Reply SheryLeigh August 14, 2017 Thanks so much for your encouragement. It is always a blessing to know my words have touched others. I will definitely keep pushing! God bless. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.