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JESSICA EATON

MISS YANKEY

MISS YANKEY

SECRET CHAINS AND CHAMBERS: “ANOTHER WOMAN’S CRY” MY STORY OF SURVIVAL

Secret Chains and Chambers combines Miss Yankey’s passion for spoken word poetry and domestic
violence awareness. An experienced and accomplished creative, Miss Yankey writes and performs spoken word pieces that offer an introduction to domestic violence from a multitude of victim perspectives; a snapshot into the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of real life victims and survivors of domestic abuse. This series of poetry offers a unique opportunity to hear the stories behind the statistics and campaigns- the parts that people rarely think, let alone dare talk about.
Through spoken word poetry Miss Yankey hopes to help people who are devoid of hope and fight, who are ignored, stigmatised and isolated. She is a voice that offers courage and direction to freedom. A voice firmly committed to speak up on a topic that for too many people is still a taboo, a social stigma, a topic of shame and discomfort.
This is an opportunity to hear Miss Yankey perform “Another Woman’s Cry”, an incredibly poignant poem taken from the above mentioned collection.

[with thanks to Million Women Rise, which is where we first heard Miss Yankey]