Nyarae Francis

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Nyarae Francis is a Hamilton High School student from Inglewood, CA. Her poetry speaks on community, academic inequality, mental health, the joys of life, family, gender and sexuality and the black experience through the eyes of a young woman finding healing and growth through poetry. Nyarae was a member of the 2nd place Brave New Voices international youth poetry slam team in 2020 and has quickly risen to having her work featured at Black Lives Matter rallies, SoCal Public Broadcast networks, and read on stage by Julia Roberts at a nationally broadcast Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee event in June 2020. Her work has been featured in three New York Times articles: "In the Rising Voices of 10 Young Poets, a Call for Change," "YOUNG BLACK POETS," and "The Future of Poetry, in 10 Poems." Nyarae is also the top-scoring poet from Get Lit's 11th Annual Classic Slam in 2022 with her poem "If Women Were Seeds."

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