Slam Poetry Actually Worth Watching

by Michelle

“I asked 5 questions in genetics class today, and all of them started with the word sorry.”

This line that Lily says at minute 2:55 nailed something I have been trying to express for years. I always apologize for my reactions, emotions, and thoughts because I have been taught that is how I should be. I have been taught that what I think and feel is irrational and that I need to apologize for feeling these things.

I won’t apologize any more. Many of the people I apologize to should be apologizing to me. Those people treat me badly, and then I apologize for having feelings about it. I am good to the people I love, and they should be good to me, end of story.

Kudos to this woman. She is a fucking inspiration.