I had this piece up at the East Bay Cannabis Community in Oakland, California, for a Planned Parenthood benefit and fundraiser, graciously coordinated with passion by @stellatrixbetty . Planned Parenthood is a sexual and reproductive health clinic in the United States that recently has been stripped of funding by the new GOP.
Unfortunately someone had flipped my piece backwards and left a note, expressing that they didn't like the image of my work.
I see enough importance behind this scenario to address it, you may read it in the comments below.
My students swarmed the board to get poems to celebrate #PoemInYourPocket Day. They read, shared, and traded to get the right one. Then they pocketed them and went to their independent reading, like they did this all the time.
At the end of the school day, they wondered aloud why I had them put poems in their pockets. I told them, I thought these poems were beautiful and powerful, and I wanted them to carry that beauty & power with all day! #LearnHopeTeach#lovemystudents#teacherlife