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In 'Black Girl Poem,' black women take a surrealist approach in confronting the power dynamic of sexual harassment and catcalling within the African American community. The three women towering above the city act as a chorus, symbolizing a heightened representation of resistance and triumph over sexual objectification. While, the dancer journeys through a city much larger than her, struggling to find her ground with the men that she loves yet feels oppressed by at the same time. Through poetry, dance, and animation, these black girls explore self empowerment, community accountability, and choosing love above all.

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Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/329194220

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New York, NY, USA
Hailing from the DMV Metro area, Daryl is a performing artist, writer, and producer, who is now based in New York City. She is a graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and Carnegie Mellon University where she majored in Drama. Daryl developed a passion for devised original work and Drama for Social Change when she collaborated with Dramatic Adventure Theatre, performing original work in Prague, Bratislava, and Tanzania. She is now co-CEO of the femme-millennial production company, CNT Productions: a company dedicated to creating an unfiltered platform for the nuanced stories of under-represented voices. Daryl has helped write, produce, and star in CNT's sketch comedy series, Not Your Type, as well as their choreopoem series, OPEN. Recognitions include: AT&T's Film Awards, the American Black Film Festival, and HBO's Inspiration Room. more...

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