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(WBEZ/file) Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy's poetry team Lyrikally Xplicit

Sex Sells is a team piece performed by the poets of Lyrikally Xplicit from Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy: junior Mariah Gamble, 16, senior Dayneeia Thrash, 17, junior Mia Harris, 17, and senior Ciara Bridges, 16. This was the second year of competition for Dayneeia, Mariah, and Mia, and the first year for Ciara.

The piece is about the objectifying stereotypes of women.

The largest of its kind in the world, Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is Chicago’s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, taking place February 16 - March 9, 2013, at various venues around Chicago. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.

Click here to hear all the other 2013 recordings, alongside over 200 Louder Than a Bomb Finalist pieces recorded by Chicago Public Media (WBEZ-Chicago) over the past nine years.


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