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The 7+ Deadly Sins of Being a Woman - Residency at UNCW


The 7+ Deadly Sins of Being a Woman is a previously sold-out play production that debuted in 2018 at Big Dawg Productions and UNCW's Vagina Monologues Week Against Violence. Writer and director, Khalisa Rae, wrote this collection of poems and monologues in response to the #MEtoo movement and ending violence against women and girls. Taken from her award-winning poetry book, Real Girls Have Real Problems, these pieces explore sexuality, bigotry, sexism, misogyny, racism, body image, abuse, and more. Join us as we witness the brave, exhilarating stories of 13 women, trans, and non-binary individuals.

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Khalisa Rae is a writer, director, author, performance artist and educator at Dreams of Wilmington. She is active member in the North Carolina poetry slam community and has traveled the country competing in national and world poetry slams. Khalisa Rae published her first book in 2012, Real Girls Have Real Problems. In addition, she has won countless awards and published over 50 times. She is a finalist in the Furious Flower Gwendolyn Brooks Prize, she was recently selected as a winner of the Fem Lit Magazine Contest, and she was a winner of the online Voicemail Poetry contest.

Her mission is to empower women and girls and encourage healthy self-esteem and body positivity. Her full-length poetry book and master's thesis, entitled Ghosts in a Black Girls Throat is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in Spring 2021. Her third book is scheduled for publication in 2020 by White Stag Publishing.

Earlier Event: September 6
FEMME SPEAK OUT - September