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A Powerful Reminder To Men That Women Are So Much More Than Their Bodies

Nia Lewis knows the feeling of shame so many women experience after being catcalled. The young poet brought those feelings to life when she performed her poem “Closed” at an event for the LA-based youth poetry center Get Lit. The poem, which was uploaded to Button Poetry’s YouTube page on Sept. 21, illustrates emotional fallout of being harassed on the street. Lewis describes trying to grow up quickly and “walk like a woman,” until the first time she was catcalled.
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