Advance on AIR: Poetry Slam Field Trip

Earlier this month our Advance on AIR teens had the opportunity to attend the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam (FEMS) Tournament in Cambridge, Massachusetts. FEMS is a Boston-based nonprofit that aims to, “empower, create space for, and celebrate feminine people and voices through poetry.” AIR was invited to the event for a second year, by guest poet for our Summer SongWorks program and FEMS staff member, Maya Williams. After watching the tournament’s preliminary bout, the teens walked into Harvard Square to discuss the poetry over lunch. We would like to extend our gratitude to Maya for inviting our teens to share in this powerful event and the welcoming, accessible and celebratory environment of FEMS!