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Poet Rebecca Thomas speaks truth and teaches – Halifax Magazine

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 201728 Views

Halifax’s first aboriginal poet laureate has a rare opportunity to change attitudes

March 8, 2017

It’s a cold and windy Saturday afternoon in the Grand Parade in downtown Halifax and Rebecca Thomas is on duty.

It’s the Halifax Women’s March, the day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. About 1,000 people are here, bundled up in winter coats. Some of the women don pink “pussy” hats, toques designed specifically for this event, featuring marches around the world.

Thomas takes the stage to perform a spokenword piece.

I could inspect my body and see no flaws  Because it looked just like my mom’s and  she was my hero

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