Featured Friday | Meet Gurkeyrith

featuredwriters_bigger2Gurkeyrith uses poetry as an outlet to write about her experience as a brown immigrant woman struggling to survive in a Western country. She also writes about needing feminism to survive and about how Eurocentric beauty standards are pushed onto her. She expresses how she copes daily through her adventures and daily life. Read more about her in our interview:

Fem: You write a lot about cultural appropriation, most recently in “Queen Bee.” How do you think that your perspective as a self-identified “brown poetess from rajasthan” shapes your poetry?

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