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This past Saturday was my hosting debut and feature at University of Houston @ The Nook Cafe… I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share my story and to grow as a writer and performer…I also announced the title of my upcoming chapbook “Throat Coat: The Art of Saving Voice”!!!! Thank you all who came out to support!! @UniversityofHouston

This past Saturday was my hosting debut and feature at University of Houston @ The Nook Cafe… I am forever grateful for the opportunity to share my story and to grow as a writer and performer…I also announced the title of my upcoming chapbook “Throat Coat: The Art of Saving Voice”!!!! Thank you all who came out to support!! @UniversityofHouston

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Tonight was all but what I expected… It was an absolute honor to be apart of the Award Winning play!

Tonight was all but what I expected… It was an absolute honor to be apart of the Award Winning play!

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Importance of Writing in Our Lives: Poetry as an Outlet. Last Friday I was personally invited to lecture and perform at NorthBrook High School for 2 10th grade English classes. As part of the lecture, the class viewed my BNV performance. I am reminded that this isn’t only about me and my journey, but being able to use my experiences to inspire and motivate others to grow, understand, and learn. #YOUTHMATTER #YOUMATTER

Importance of Writing in Our Lives: Poetry as an Outlet. Last Friday I was personally invited to lecture and perform at NorthBrook High School for 2 10th grade English classes. As part of the lecture, the class viewed my BNV performance. I am reminded that this isn’t only about me and my journey, but being able to use my experiences to inspire and motivate others to grow, understand, and learn. #YOUTHMATTER #YOUMATTER

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I am threat if informed 
Suicide If ignorant
I am threat if loud
Suicide if silent
I am threat if I change
Suicide if I am the same
I am threat if I succeed
Suicide if I fail
I am threat if murderer
Suicide if victim
I am threat if gun
Threat if wallet
Threat if misunderstood
Threat if understood
Threat if ground stood
Threat if running, resisting 
If breathing
Threat if  I am Oscar
Threat if I am Treyvon
Threat if I am Michael
Threat if I am Jordan
I am threat if I am black
But Suicide if I am not

I am threat if informed
Suicide If ignorant
I am threat if loud
Suicide if silent
I am threat if I change
Suicide if I am the same
I am threat if I succeed
Suicide if I fail
I am threat if murderer
Suicide if victim
I am threat if gun
Threat if wallet
Threat if misunderstood
Threat if understood
Threat if ground stood
Threat if running, resisting
If breathing
Threat if I am Oscar
Threat if I am Treyvon
Threat if I am Michael
Threat if I am Jordan
I am threat if I am black
But Suicide if I am not

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HBO’s Brave New Voices Quarter Finals - “Rounds”- Jordan Simpson

This is me… All of me. It heals to hurt this much sometimes. I thank God for all of those who have been through this experience with me. The hugs after this poem were UNBELIEVABLE. I thank you ALL. This is why Brave New Voices is family; the safe space we call a stage and the motivation to give all of your truth we call competition. I needed this space this year. Thank you #BNV14. 

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Giving all of myself at Brave New Voices 2014  in Philadelphia. Thank you all that made it possible to share my story… #BNV14

Giving all of myself at Brave New Voices 2014 in Philadelphia. Thank you all that made it possible to share my story… #BNV14

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