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#The49507Project

When I sat down to develop the lesson plan for the summer/after school program, it was essential for me to create opportunities for them to express aloud individually and collectively, with confidence. In last week’s session each student affirmed themselves with an “I AM” statement and contributed it to a collective affirmation poem.

The students are 🔥🔥🔥 and I’m literally overjoyed.

Posted withregram • the_diatribe Summer Programming with kydsaidit looks like: beginning the day with the class’ affirmations poem each students contributed to the first week.

Follow along and repeat each phrase with our students to get a piece of this affirmative love!!!! #curethroughcommunity
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My next Human Highlight is his own brand ambassador. His name AB, or Adrian Butler is an entrepreneur, Dj, clothing designer, host extraordinaire, and Emcee, he’s also been named a GR Hunk! This guy is my friend, we’ve shared many stages, and also put on amazing events together. Meet abisadrianbutler the guy with the unforgettable laugh!

#blackisbeautifulbeer
#blackisbeautiful
#curethroughcommunity
#thediatribe
#thediatribegr
the_diatribe
newhollandbrew
weatheredsoulsbrewing
...

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To our students: It's been an incredible academic year with you.

Thank you for interacting with us in your classrooms and for participating safely and enthusiastically. You've had an unimaginably difficult year and you still managed to push through. Be proud of what you've accomplished.

Along with thanking our students, we want to thank the people who have been able to donate to our cause. Without you, we wouldn't be able to meet our students during times like these and shake up the school day in an invigorating way.

Moving forward, we're excited to see everyone who has signed up for summer programming! Thank you for being with us and continuing to #CureThroughCommunity.
...

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In an effort to combat the inequities around distance learning and ease the burden on our educators,our organization has released FREE downloadable content that can be used in person or during distance learning.

That content can be found using the link in our bio!

On December 19th from 2-3:30pm we will be facilitating a free learning session, poetry reading, and dialogue about "the state of the arts" where we talk about the Past, Present, and Future state of our organization.

If you would like to attend this free virtual event, please email Info@TheDiatribe.org for the link.

Please, spread the word!

This programing was made possible by: Heart of West Michigan United Way, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Youth Action Committee), Meijer, and Michigan Humanities.

Art by: @solasink_ (<--MUST FOLLOW!)

#CureThroughCommunity
...

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The Diatribe FREE Education Program - will be a secret show for those in the know!

Soak in some incredible Spoken Word, learn about how The Diatribe Inc is working to create FREE culturally/socially responsible content for Educators in times of distance learning, and ask questions you want answered by some of our cities most unique minds.

If you want to attend this virtual event, please email: info@TheDiatribe.org.

If you are an educator, parent, or clinician looking for this content, you can access it via the link in our bio.

Art by: @solasink_
Fueled by: @meijerstores , @heartofwestmichigan , @mihumanities , and @grcommfound

#curethroughcommunity
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Over the next five days we’ll tell you all about the sex education program: What? Why? Who? Why? & When? If you want to get involved now- link to donate in bio & our Venmo is @the-diatribe ❤️ Help us #CureThroughCommunity & #UniteThroughDiatribe ✨✨ ...

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Thanks to our Writing to Right Wrongs partner, The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, students are encouraged to enter a #PoetryCompetition at the end of the WTRW program! ⠀
Outside the presence of a global pandemic, winning poets would read their work at the Fair Housing Center's annual fundraiser and receive a stipend. This year, the readings won't be taking place, but two first-place winners will receive $200 and three runners-up will receive $50! ⠀
We're dedicated to teaching students that poetry is not only a tool for education and self-discovery, but is also an art form worth funding. Thank you to The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan for helping us #CureThroughCommunity and to everyone who donates to help us do this work!⠀

Image by @QuinnKPhoto
...

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My next human highlight is Nate “Danger” Smith indistinct_ch4tter This hilarious human exudes intelligence and creativity in every conversation. Nate is a creative writer who loves Zines and all things related to comics and one day he hopes to share and inspire the youth to dive into all of the above. Nate also works for one of my favorite nonprofits kidsfoodbasket which the the_diatribe has partnered with on numerous occasions. Be on the lookout for new things from Nate “Danger” Smith!

weatheredsoulsbrewing
newhollandbrew
the_diatribe
#curethroughcommunity
#blackisbeautifulbeer
#blackisbeautiful
#thediatribe
#thediatribegr
...

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My next human highlight is Ericka Thompson aka kydkanepoetry This amazing teaching artist, is the GR Poet Laureate, host of crestonvibes and curator of positivity. They are rarely seen without a smile, and they radiate Peace and Love!

newhollandbrew
weatheredsoulsbrewing
the_diatribe
#blackisbeautifulbeer #blackisbeautiful #thediatribe #thediatribegr #curethroughcommunity
...

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Happening NOW on YouTube. You need to tune into the_diatribe NOW!

#Repost the_diatribe (get_repost)
・・・
We hope you join us TOMORROW for The Diatribe Free Education Program event starting at 2pm!

For all of you that have been missing live events, our aim is that this will bring you some much needed light! The event will also be informative & inspiring, just like anything our fantastic team comes together to accomplish!

Tell ya friends, especially those in education, or those who might want to see INCREDIBLE local talent performing live! 🥰🤩

Link to event in bio- livestream starts at 2PM. Email us for more info!

#curethroughcommunity
...

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My next human highlight is Mark Daniels, amazing father, friend, and beer enthusiast! This entrepreneur came up #michiganbeer poundmichiganbeer and now you see the man behind the curtain. It’s enlightening when you learn about these special people in your community!
#blackisbeautiful #blackisbeautifulbeer #curethroughcommunity #thediatribe #thediatribegr #beer #community
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First off, #thankyou for watching! Secondly, it’s #givingtuesday and this is how you can #helpus #helpingothers, please consider the_diatribe when donating today. We #teach #kids #creativewriting and #poetry, we #empowertheyouth to find and use their voices. Your donations will help us get a fresh start on 2021!
#thediatribe
#thediatribegr
#curethroughcommunity
...

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My next two human highlights are Kayla Morgan of resilient.roots.wellness & kellyalita of southeastmarketgr These two are dope mothers as well as entrepreneurs trying to be the change they wish to see in the world! #blackisbeautifulbeer #blackisbeautiful #curethroughcommunity #thediatribe #thediatribegr weatheredsoulsbrewing newhollandbrew the_diatribe ...

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WOW WOW WOW

Look at what we created together.

This beautiful video, put together by @carbonstories showcases the work that has gone into developing, producing, and activating Year 1 of #The49507Project.

You'll meet humans who helped connect the project with the input of community members and helped canvas our neighborhood, the people that crafted murals, and hear from some of the business owners themselves.

@carnevale_co also speaks on how the placards created for each mural expand the project’s reach into education, allowing viewers to scan the placards’ QR codes to learn how the area has been redlined.

We would like to thank the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan for helping us begin those conversations with our Writing to Right Wrongs programming.

We couldn’t do this without you!

We also owe a thank you to our additional community partners, @grabblocal and @garfieldparkgr.

To @steelcase, The Frey Foundation, @grcommfound, The Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority, The Greater Grand Rapids 100 Women Who Care, and the Wege Foundation, thank you for supporting this project in year 1 and for helping us #CureThroughCommunity.

Make sure you visit the link to The 49507 Project in our Linktree for your guide to the murals!

For questions related to this project (programing, sponsorship, or collaborations) please reach out to info@TheDiatribe.org

You can also access the documentary via our Youtube channel, The Diatribe.
...

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#CureThroughCommunity

Hey folks! Us humans of The Retort Slam Team would love to hear from you about the communities you're a part of and those you wish you were!

Upload your own video and tell us:
1. How have you created a sense of community?
2. What communities do you wish you were a part of?
3. What brave acts have you seen that you think would inspire people to have a 'people first' mentality?
...

26 2

Thoughts on self-compassion and grace in the midst of adapting our lives to the global pandemic. A grounding exercise for those who are feeling a bit static-y from all this screen time.

I’d love to hear your responses, feedback, wishes for future content!

#mentalhealth #quarantine #mentalhealthawareness #meditation #selfcompassion #curethroughcommunity
...

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we 💜 you, 49507 #49507project #algerheights #wallmural #unitethroughdiatribe #curethroughcommunity ...

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Yay Nigella!!

#Repost the_diatribe
・・・
Help send Nigella to Spellman College! Link in bio✨ (Swipe to see the prompt of the day & the prizes involved in our challenge) At the heart of everything we do in this organization is our students! This dynamic youth reached out to ask if we could share her college fund, so OF COURSE, we are doing just that! A snippet from the GoFundMe page: “My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and utilize it to acquire a career that involves helping people and changing the world in order for every minority to have better access to their rights. I never thought I would get accepted into a historically black college/university. So, my acceptance to Spelman came as a surprise. If I could actually attend, it would be better than a dream come true!” Help send this brilliant young black woman to college, y’all! Over the years we have worked with her, we have watched her grow into such a force to be reckoned with. We hope you’ll support her in anyway you can! Link to her fund in our bio. #UniteThroughDiatribe to #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨
...

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It's National Poetry Month!

#Repost the_diatribe
・・・
Happy birthday to the late & great Maya Angelou. This day marks a day of rest for our team as we celebrate a brilliant mind. Swipe to see the 5th prompt of #NationalPoetryMonth! Tag us in your stories & posts to enter to win dope prizes at the end of this month. Donate at least $30 all month long to enter without posting a poem! Let’s #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨#UniteThroughDiatribe
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#CureThroughCommunity

When I sat down to develop the lesson plan for the summer/after school program, it was essential for me to create opportunities for them to express aloud individually and collectively, with confidence. In last week’s session each student affirmed themselves with an “I AM” statement and contributed it to a collective affirmation poem.

The students are 🔥🔥🔥 and I’m literally overjoyed.

Posted withregram • the_diatribe Summer Programming with kydsaidit looks like: beginning the day with the class’ affirmations poem each students contributed to the first week.

Follow along and repeat each phrase with our students to get a piece of this affirmative love!!!! #curethroughcommunity
...

122 24

My next Human Highlight is his own brand ambassador. His name AB, or Adrian Butler is an entrepreneur, Dj, clothing designer, host extraordinaire, and Emcee, he’s also been named a GR Hunk! This guy is my friend, we’ve shared many stages, and also put on amazing events together. Meet abisadrianbutler the guy with the unforgettable laugh!

#blackisbeautifulbeer
#blackisbeautiful
#curethroughcommunity
#thediatribe
#thediatribegr
the_diatribe
newhollandbrew
weatheredsoulsbrewing
...

37 3

To our students: It's been an incredible academic year with you.

Thank you for interacting with us in your classrooms and for participating safely and enthusiastically. You've had an unimaginably difficult year and you still managed to push through. Be proud of what you've accomplished.

Along with thanking our students, we want to thank the people who have been able to donate to our cause. Without you, we wouldn't be able to meet our students during times like these and shake up the school day in an invigorating way.

Moving forward, we're excited to see everyone who has signed up for summer programming! Thank you for being with us and continuing to #CureThroughCommunity.
...

49 3

In an effort to combat the inequities around distance learning and ease the burden on our educators,our organization has released FREE downloadable content that can be used in person or during distance learning.

That content can be found using the link in our bio!

On December 19th from 2-3:30pm we will be facilitating a free learning session, poetry reading, and dialogue about "the state of the arts" where we talk about the Past, Present, and Future state of our organization.

If you would like to attend this free virtual event, please email Info@TheDiatribe.org for the link.

Please, spread the word!

This programing was made possible by: Heart of West Michigan United Way, Grand Rapids Community Foundation (Youth Action Committee), Meijer, and Michigan Humanities.

Art by: @solasink_ (<--MUST FOLLOW!)

#CureThroughCommunity
...

59 0

The Diatribe FREE Education Program - will be a secret show for those in the know!

Soak in some incredible Spoken Word, learn about how The Diatribe Inc is working to create FREE culturally/socially responsible content for Educators in times of distance learning, and ask questions you want answered by some of our cities most unique minds.

If you want to attend this virtual event, please email: info@TheDiatribe.org.

If you are an educator, parent, or clinician looking for this content, you can access it via the link in our bio.

Art by: @solasink_
Fueled by: @meijerstores , @heartofwestmichigan , @mihumanities , and @grcommfound

#curethroughcommunity
...

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Over the next five days we’ll tell you all about the sex education program: What? Why? Who? Why? & When? If you want to get involved now- link to donate in bio & our Venmo is @the-diatribe ❤️ Help us #CureThroughCommunity & #UniteThroughDiatribe ✨✨ ...

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Thanks to our Writing to Right Wrongs partner, The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan, students are encouraged to enter a #PoetryCompetition at the end of the WTRW program! ⠀
Outside the presence of a global pandemic, winning poets would read their work at the Fair Housing Center's annual fundraiser and receive a stipend. This year, the readings won't be taking place, but two first-place winners will receive $200 and three runners-up will receive $50! ⠀
We're dedicated to teaching students that poetry is not only a tool for education and self-discovery, but is also an art form worth funding. Thank you to The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan for helping us #CureThroughCommunity and to everyone who donates to help us do this work!⠀

Image by @QuinnKPhoto
...

52 1

My next human highlight is Nate “Danger” Smith indistinct_ch4tter This hilarious human exudes intelligence and creativity in every conversation. Nate is a creative writer who loves Zines and all things related to comics and one day he hopes to share and inspire the youth to dive into all of the above. Nate also works for one of my favorite nonprofits kidsfoodbasket which the the_diatribe has partnered with on numerous occasions. Be on the lookout for new things from Nate “Danger” Smith!

weatheredsoulsbrewing
newhollandbrew
the_diatribe
#curethroughcommunity
#blackisbeautifulbeer
#blackisbeautiful
#thediatribe
#thediatribegr
...

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My next human highlight is Ericka Thompson aka kydkanepoetry This amazing teaching artist, is the GR Poet Laureate, host of crestonvibes and curator of positivity. They are rarely seen without a smile, and they radiate Peace and Love!

newhollandbrew
weatheredsoulsbrewing
the_diatribe
#blackisbeautifulbeer #blackisbeautiful #thediatribe #thediatribegr #curethroughcommunity
...

56 1

Happening NOW on YouTube. You need to tune into the_diatribe NOW!

#Repost the_diatribe (get_repost)
・・・
We hope you join us TOMORROW for The Diatribe Free Education Program event starting at 2pm!

For all of you that have been missing live events, our aim is that this will bring you some much needed light! The event will also be informative & inspiring, just like anything our fantastic team comes together to accomplish!

Tell ya friends, especially those in education, or those who might want to see INCREDIBLE local talent performing live! 🥰🤩

Link to event in bio- livestream starts at 2PM. Email us for more info!

#curethroughcommunity
...

11 2

My next human highlight is Mark Daniels, amazing father, friend, and beer enthusiast! This entrepreneur came up #michiganbeer poundmichiganbeer and now you see the man behind the curtain. It’s enlightening when you learn about these special people in your community!
#blackisbeautiful #blackisbeautifulbeer #curethroughcommunity #thediatribe #thediatribegr #beer #community
...

30 0

First off, #thankyou for watching! Secondly, it’s #givingtuesday and this is how you can #helpus #helpingothers, please consider the_diatribe when donating today. We #teach #kids #creativewriting and #poetry, we #empowertheyouth to find and use their voices. Your donations will help us get a fresh start on 2021!
#thediatribe
#thediatribegr
#curethroughcommunity
...

50 1

My next two human highlights are Kayla Morgan of resilient.roots.wellness & kellyalita of southeastmarketgr These two are dope mothers as well as entrepreneurs trying to be the change they wish to see in the world! #blackisbeautifulbeer #blackisbeautiful #curethroughcommunity #thediatribe #thediatribegr weatheredsoulsbrewing newhollandbrew the_diatribe ...

43 2

WOW WOW WOW

Look at what we created together.

This beautiful video, put together by @carbonstories showcases the work that has gone into developing, producing, and activating Year 1 of #The49507Project.

You'll meet humans who helped connect the project with the input of community members and helped canvas our neighborhood, the people that crafted murals, and hear from some of the business owners themselves.

@carnevale_co also speaks on how the placards created for each mural expand the project’s reach into education, allowing viewers to scan the placards’ QR codes to learn how the area has been redlined.

We would like to thank the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan for helping us begin those conversations with our Writing to Right Wrongs programming.

We couldn’t do this without you!

We also owe a thank you to our additional community partners, @grabblocal and @garfieldparkgr.

To @steelcase, The Frey Foundation, @grcommfound, The Southtown Corridor Improvement Authority, The Greater Grand Rapids 100 Women Who Care, and the Wege Foundation, thank you for supporting this project in year 1 and for helping us #CureThroughCommunity.

Make sure you visit the link to The 49507 Project in our Linktree for your guide to the murals!

For questions related to this project (programing, sponsorship, or collaborations) please reach out to info@TheDiatribe.org

You can also access the documentary via our Youtube channel, The Diatribe.
...

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#CureThroughCommunity

Hey folks! Us humans of The Retort Slam Team would love to hear from you about the communities you're a part of and those you wish you were!

Upload your own video and tell us:
1. How have you created a sense of community?
2. What communities do you wish you were a part of?
3. What brave acts have you seen that you think would inspire people to have a 'people first' mentality?
...

26 2

Thoughts on self-compassion and grace in the midst of adapting our lives to the global pandemic. A grounding exercise for those who are feeling a bit static-y from all this screen time.

I’d love to hear your responses, feedback, wishes for future content!

#mentalhealth #quarantine #mentalhealthawareness #meditation #selfcompassion #curethroughcommunity
...

41 6

we 💜 you, 49507 #49507project #algerheights #wallmural #unitethroughdiatribe #curethroughcommunity ...

16 1

Yay Nigella!!

#Repost the_diatribe
・・・
Help send Nigella to Spellman College! Link in bio✨ (Swipe to see the prompt of the day & the prizes involved in our challenge) At the heart of everything we do in this organization is our students! This dynamic youth reached out to ask if we could share her college fund, so OF COURSE, we are doing just that! A snippet from the GoFundMe page: “My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and utilize it to acquire a career that involves helping people and changing the world in order for every minority to have better access to their rights. I never thought I would get accepted into a historically black college/university. So, my acceptance to Spelman came as a surprise. If I could actually attend, it would be better than a dream come true!” Help send this brilliant young black woman to college, y’all! Over the years we have worked with her, we have watched her grow into such a force to be reckoned with. We hope you’ll support her in anyway you can! Link to her fund in our bio. #UniteThroughDiatribe to #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨
...

27 1

It's National Poetry Month!

#Repost the_diatribe
・・・
Happy birthday to the late & great Maya Angelou. This day marks a day of rest for our team as we celebrate a brilliant mind. Swipe to see the 5th prompt of #NationalPoetryMonth! Tag us in your stories & posts to enter to win dope prizes at the end of this month. Donate at least $30 all month long to enter without posting a poem! Let’s #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨#UniteThroughDiatribe
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#49507Project

This is my favorite part of The Diatribe Inc’s program! Watching and listening as young people share their stories in the final reading for their classmates. I will miss Tuesday’s at Crossroads!
#mydiatribe #unitethroughdiatribe
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Nobody told me how much I’d miss students after the weeks of programming ends! We worked with some incredible young people over at Crossroads. I find myself wanting to hear more poetry from them! Setting the intention for them to participate in the the_diatribe summer program! #kydsaidit #mydiatribe #unitethroughdiatribe #ListenLearnGrowTogether 📸: zmbiephrsh ...

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I feel pure joy all over me every time I get the opportunity to work with young people. The students at Southwest Community Campus are so creative, courageous and inspiring. They flexed their poetic muscles during their final performance at the end of our 6 weeks of the_diatribe programming, in front of their ENTIRE SCHOOL! I love my life #kydsaidit #MyDiatribe #UniteThroughDiatribe 📷:zmbiephrsh ...

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I’m constantly in awe of all the feels I get as a teaching artist with the_diatribe...❤️👌🏾#kydsaidit #unitethroughdiatribe #mydiatribe #listenlearngrowtogether 📸 zmbiephrsh ...

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This Friday, join us for a workshop hosted by the_diatribe that aims to help attendees peel back the layers they have built to expose the raw, beautiful, and impactful pieces of their story that many fail to see as relatable.

Click the link in our bio for more information and to register!

#umich #gradschool #unitethroughdiatribe
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We are looking for volunteers to join our teaching artist team! If you or someone you know is one of the most talented poets/writers in West MI- please send a headshot, bio, & a sample of your work to info@thediatribe.org ✨ We will be searching for 20 creative volunteers to go through a rigorous training process! We are expanding to provide adult programming on the horizon, and we have more youth programs than we have capacity for! Please help us spread the word, tag someone who you know should apply in the comments! 💕💕#jointhesquad #UniteThroughDiatribe ...

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Just a few more days! You can pre-order Daniel Lamboy's duncle1's book today on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It drops this Friday!

Congratulations, Daniel on your first of many books!

#GrandvillePride!

#Repost the_diatribe ・・・
This dynamic student of ours is now a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! *SCREAMS*
Shout-out to duncle1 for publishing his first collection of poems, and for being our first student to do so!
Go look up his book “The Fume of Fresh Ash” on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!
#MyDiatribe #UniteThroughDiatribe
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Taking the prompt from the_diatribe for #nationalpoetrymonth. Directions were to take a selfie and write about yourself using loving and positive language.
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More hair on my head than there could be by now
Every grey earned through experience and grit
A wisdom in my eyes that did not show in photos from my youth
A little redness, ever present, reminds that blood is still flowing
My heart may have tried to stop the flow, it was tired
But my soul was stronger and held on to life
In the end it’s unknown how this journey will end
But those who walk beside me make all the difference

#unitethroughdiatribe
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So excited! Thanks to the_diatribe for sharing some awesome swag for our poets participating in Tuesday's Poetry Cafe in room 217!

#BulldogPoets #unitethroughdiatribe #mydiatribe
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Pictured here: A wild Peaceful Pisces Poet in her natural habitat 🤓.

Posted withregram • the_diatribe #KydSaidIt: “I enjoy engaging with the students and watching them open up with each session that passes.” ⠀
Not only is one of our teaching artists, Kyd Kane, the current Poet Laureate of #GrandRapids, she is the second consecutive #PoetLaureate of the city to work with The Diatribe. This team is a poetry #POWERHOUSE. #UniteThroughDiatribe⠀
You can find more Kyd KydSaidIt!
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Society programs people into believing that it is normal to dislike what they do, that work isn’t enjoyable, and that successful dreamers are one in a million.
We live to shatter that false narrative, and manifest thoughts into becoming things.
News link in bio!

The Grand Showcase is Nov 23. Come dream with us!
#MyDiatribe #GrandRapids #UniteThroughDiatribe #SpokenWord #poetry
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we 💜 you, 49507 #49507project #algerheights #wallmural #unitethroughdiatribe #curethroughcommunity ...

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Nov. 23rd at the Grand Showcase. Photo by Zmbiephrsh #UniteThroughDiatribe ...

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Yay Nigella!!

#Repost the_diatribe
・・・
Help send Nigella to Spellman College! Link in bio✨ (Swipe to see the prompt of the day & the prizes involved in our challenge) At the heart of everything we do in this organization is our students! This dynamic youth reached out to ask if we could share her college fund, so OF COURSE, we are doing just that! A snippet from the GoFundMe page: “My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and utilize it to acquire a career that involves helping people and changing the world in order for every minority to have better access to their rights. I never thought I would get accepted into a historically black college/university. So, my acceptance to Spelman came as a surprise. If I could actually attend, it would be better than a dream come true!” Help send this brilliant young black woman to college, y’all! Over the years we have worked with her, we have watched her grow into such a force to be reckoned with. We hope you’ll support her in anyway you can! Link to her fund in our bio. #UniteThroughDiatribe to #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨
...

27 1

It's National Poetry Month!

#Repost the_diatribe
・・・
Happy birthday to the late & great Maya Angelou. This day marks a day of rest for our team as we celebrate a brilliant mind. Swipe to see the 5th prompt of #NationalPoetryMonth! Tag us in your stories & posts to enter to win dope prizes at the end of this month. Donate at least $30 all month long to enter without posting a poem! Let’s #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨#UniteThroughDiatribe
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Standing in front of nearly 1,000 students reminiscing about the first time I took the stage.
I was in high school, I was terrified, but I never would have guessed that I would be working with students one day preparing them to read for their entire school.
This year I met so many young people that can and will change the world, they will go so much farther than me, and I’m SO excited to watch them continue to soar. 📷 zmbiephrsh
#MyDiatribe #UniteThroughDiatribe #listenlearngrowtogether
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Have you purchased your ticket yet? The day is almost here; only 10 to go. (The link to score your very own access to my workshop, or maybe a meet & greet with Rudy mf-ing Francisco is in my bio 📣) I'll be sharing the top ten reasons to go once a day until we get there, you can see those in my IG story ♡ .
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Just grateful to be a part of it.
#UniteThroughDiatribe #MyDiatribe #TheGrandShowcase
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#Project49507

This is my favorite part of The Diatribe Inc’s program! Watching and listening as young people share their stories in the final reading for their classmates. I will miss Tuesday’s at Crossroads!
#mydiatribe #unitethroughdiatribe
...

33 0

Nobody told me how much I’d miss students after the weeks of programming ends! We worked with some incredible young people over at Crossroads. I find myself wanting to hear more poetry from them! Setting the intention for them to participate in the the_diatribe summer program! #kydsaidit #mydiatribe #unitethroughdiatribe #ListenLearnGrowTogether 📸: zmbiephrsh ...

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I feel pure joy all over me every time I get the opportunity to work with young people. The students at Southwest Community Campus are so creative, courageous and inspiring. They flexed their poetic muscles during their final performance at the end of our 6 weeks of the_diatribe programming, in front of their ENTIRE SCHOOL! I love my life #kydsaidit #MyDiatribe #UniteThroughDiatribe 📷:zmbiephrsh ...

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I’m constantly in awe of all the feels I get as a teaching artist with the_diatribe...❤️👌🏾#kydsaidit #unitethroughdiatribe #mydiatribe #listenlearngrowtogether 📸 zmbiephrsh ...

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This Friday, join us for a workshop hosted by the_diatribe that aims to help attendees peel back the layers they have built to expose the raw, beautiful, and impactful pieces of their story that many fail to see as relatable.

Click the link in our bio for more information and to register!

#umich #gradschool #unitethroughdiatribe
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We are looking for volunteers to join our teaching artist team! If you or someone you know is one of the most talented poets/writers in West MI- please send a headshot, bio, & a sample of your work to info@thediatribe.org ✨ We will be searching for 20 creative volunteers to go through a rigorous training process! We are expanding to provide adult programming on the horizon, and we have more youth programs than we have capacity for! Please help us spread the word, tag someone who you know should apply in the comments! 💕💕#jointhesquad #UniteThroughDiatribe ...

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Just a few more days! You can pre-order Daniel Lamboy's duncle1's book today on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. It drops this Friday!

Congratulations, Daniel on your first of many books!

#GrandvillePride!

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This dynamic student of ours is now a PUBLISHED AUTHOR! *SCREAMS*
Shout-out to duncle1 for publishing his first collection of poems, and for being our first student to do so!
Go look up his book “The Fume of Fresh Ash” on Barnes & Noble and Amazon!
#MyDiatribe #UniteThroughDiatribe
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Taking the prompt from the_diatribe for #nationalpoetrymonth. Directions were to take a selfie and write about yourself using loving and positive language.
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More hair on my head than there could be by now
Every grey earned through experience and grit
A wisdom in my eyes that did not show in photos from my youth
A little redness, ever present, reminds that blood is still flowing
My heart may have tried to stop the flow, it was tired
But my soul was stronger and held on to life
In the end it’s unknown how this journey will end
But those who walk beside me make all the difference

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So excited! Thanks to the_diatribe for sharing some awesome swag for our poets participating in Tuesday's Poetry Cafe in room 217!

#BulldogPoets #unitethroughdiatribe #mydiatribe
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Pictured here: A wild Peaceful Pisces Poet in her natural habitat 🤓.

Posted withregram • the_diatribe #KydSaidIt: “I enjoy engaging with the students and watching them open up with each session that passes.” ⠀
Not only is one of our teaching artists, Kyd Kane, the current Poet Laureate of #GrandRapids, she is the second consecutive #PoetLaureate of the city to work with The Diatribe. This team is a poetry #POWERHOUSE. #UniteThroughDiatribe⠀
You can find more Kyd KydSaidIt!
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Society programs people into believing that it is normal to dislike what they do, that work isn’t enjoyable, and that successful dreamers are one in a million.
We live to shatter that false narrative, and manifest thoughts into becoming things.
News link in bio!

The Grand Showcase is Nov 23. Come dream with us!
#MyDiatribe #GrandRapids #UniteThroughDiatribe #SpokenWord #poetry
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we 💜 you, 49507 #49507project #algerheights #wallmural #unitethroughdiatribe #curethroughcommunity ...

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Nov. 23rd at the Grand Showcase. Photo by Zmbiephrsh #UniteThroughDiatribe ...

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Yay Nigella!!

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Help send Nigella to Spellman College! Link in bio✨ (Swipe to see the prompt of the day & the prizes involved in our challenge) At the heart of everything we do in this organization is our students! This dynamic youth reached out to ask if we could share her college fund, so OF COURSE, we are doing just that! A snippet from the GoFundMe page: “My goal is to earn my bachelor's degree and utilize it to acquire a career that involves helping people and changing the world in order for every minority to have better access to their rights. I never thought I would get accepted into a historically black college/university. So, my acceptance to Spelman came as a surprise. If I could actually attend, it would be better than a dream come true!” Help send this brilliant young black woman to college, y’all! Over the years we have worked with her, we have watched her grow into such a force to be reckoned with. We hope you’ll support her in anyway you can! Link to her fund in our bio. #UniteThroughDiatribe to #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨
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It's National Poetry Month!

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Happy birthday to the late & great Maya Angelou. This day marks a day of rest for our team as we celebrate a brilliant mind. Swipe to see the 5th prompt of #NationalPoetryMonth! Tag us in your stories & posts to enter to win dope prizes at the end of this month. Donate at least $30 all month long to enter without posting a poem! Let’s #CureThroughCommunity 🙏🏽✨#UniteThroughDiatribe
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