Watch These Kickass Feminist Teen Poets In Action And Prepare To Be Blown Away
17 February 2016, 12:48 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09
Aaaaaand now we have chills
People often discredit teenagers' ability to speak on important issues because of their age, but so many young superstars are constantly wowing us with their ability to take on the heavy topics.
In collaboration with The Center For Reproductive Rights, teen poets, Belissa Escobedo, (17) and Rhiannon McGavin (18) bring the absolute truth about young women and the history of their rights to their bodies. Escobedo and McGavin are from 'Get Lit', a spoken word collective aimed at reaching and connecting with teenagers.
In their video titled, Our Line: This Time, A Poem For Reproductive Rights, Escobedo and McGavin give a spirited and moving account of the fight that women have faced in their quest for control over their own bodies.
This is where we draw the line. This is the war our mothers fought. This is the war our grandmothers fought.Escobedo and McGavin
We are the experience and this is where we draw the line.Escobedo and McGavin
Their moving poem proves that young women are not only interested in politics, but are applying their activism in ways that can influence their peers and lawmakers.
I #DrawTheLine for any women who have needed health care that was banned by the government. no uterus no opinion.— alex (@alex__shoop) February 11, 2016
The Draw The Line campaign has previously made videos appealing to sightly older women's reproductive experiences, but have made a serious effort to reach younger women with the Get Lit collaboration.
Teenage boys and girls are increasingly finding a passion for activism online and this is a perfect example of getting behind a cause that directly affects their future.