They Call Her Sapphire

Brittani Smith (@PropheticPoetic, @JourneyBBones) is a poet from Wilmington, North Carolina. In this episode, Smith describes and performs her poem, “They Call Her Sapphire.” Smith speaks about the history of the angry Black woman stereotype and how she’s addressing it with her art.

Broadcast from the Shoresides studio, Somewhere & Elsewhere uncovers stories from artists across the coastal Carolina region.

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