This is a spoken word piece describing the disappointment of seeing familiar places no longer occupied by the people of one's youth.
It is performed over a series of beautiful photographs taken by Demon Meeks of #SlumBeautiful. Gorman speaks about life in St. Louis for a minority and her talk was recorded just weeks before the Ferguson incident rocked the city.
Cheeraz Gorman is an activist, spoken-word artist and poet who has traveled internationally to perform her spoken-word poetry. She began her exploration of art and activism as a documentary photographer and has since become a Copywriter and Brand Strategist for Alchemy 7 Creative, LLC.
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