Spoken Word: It’s Personal (Black Lives Matter) SheryLeigh July 25, 2016 Spoken Word & Poetry 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 With love, Sheryl Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.