The Ultimate Freelance Writing Gig

Taking Poetry to the People

afrose fatima ahmed poetry busking

afrose poetry busking. Photo (c) James Curtis 2015

In Episode 2 of the Naked Songwriter, DK interviews poet afrose fatima ahmed on taking the plunge and doing what you love, writing intimate poetry for strangers on the street, love, loss, and giving yourself permission to just be you.

“I find that every time I take the risk and I put out the thing that feels too edgy, people respond really well to it. They’re really grateful that I chose not to just wrap it up in puppies and rainbows. They want that rawness. They’re hungry for it. Because we’re all experiencing it every single day but we often don’t find spaces in which we can acknowledge it openly…”

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