A Poem For International Women’s Day: Bridget Minamore Performs ‘Hypocrites And Double Ds’ (VIDEO)

9 March 2012 at 8:11 pm

Bridget Minamore is a 20-year-old writer and student from London who has won numerous poetry slams across the capital, including respected spoken word events Farrago and Hammer & Tongue.

In addition to being a regular on the slam scene, she has performed at 10 Downing Street and the King’s College Cambridge Women’s Dinner and is a member of poetry collectives Rubix and Point Blank Poets.

Here, to mark International Women’s Day 2012, she gives an exclusive performance of her poem Hypocrites And Double Ds, a piece she wrote while working with a group of teenage girls in a drama workshop.

“We discussed role models and realised we couldn’t think of one female celebrity who had unanimously positive press,” Bridget explains.

“For me, International Women’s Day is about highlighting the problems women face and celebrating the positive female role models we have already.

“There are so many issues women have to face, both in our country and around the world, that are dismissed as something we just have to ‘deal with’.

“Well I don’t want to deal with anything. Inequality is inequality and the fact it exists should be a problem for everyone – men and women.”

Read and / or listen at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/03/08/bridget-minamore-poem-international-womens-day_n_1332168.html?ref=uk


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