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“Wild Women” | Sunni Patterson

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With lightning on her tongue, Sunni Patterson performs her powerful poem, "Wild Women," accompanied by the entrancing moves of dancer Chanice Holmes.

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47 Comments on “Wild Women” | Sunni Patterson

  1. She looks like a fruit… Not gay but like an actual fruit … Eggplant

  2. I agree with Equal rights
    BUT NOT whiney man haters.

  3. The fact that you can spew this pandering pseudo-artistic language followed by a few African words and get a room full of guilty white people to bark like seals never ceases to amaze me. Is anyone else seeing how void of substance this really is?

    • I see that she takes a common toxic feministic viewpoint and ads a healthy dose of racism.

      I see that the dancer either isn’t using interpretive dance or really sucks at it.

      I also see that this could be a powerful literary jewel for women everywhere if the hatred, anger, and racism were eliminated.

      A dancer who can dance interpretively would also have helped.

      Yeah I see it too.

    • Honestly the dancing was pretty hilarious/cringey.

    • +James Bohigian very true. It was so bad in this circumstance.

  4. M3nt2 R3pr3z3nt // 21st September 2018 at 6:29 pm // Reply

    So many words, so many emotions, so little truth and meaning. Politically motivated and as attractive, as nose rings.

  5. Is this rly whatted shows and talks have become

  6. What has Ted become…

  7. The bull ring is all you need to know.

  8. What species are these two?

  9. would have been better without the ‘dancer’ tbh

  10. what is she is even saying?

  11. No longer the TED i know. Stop posting things that got nothing to do with culture.

  12. Wrong stage. You’re looking for open mic night downtown.

  13. Holy narcissism, this puts Trump to shame.

  14. as an African,
    why do black Americans feel the need and entitlement to fake how African they are?
    its bloody cringey jesus…..and these face piercings its just something the devil would do hahaspawns of satan :*

  15. Ted has truly turned into Malignant Cancer

  16. This is something you would expect to see in a black neighbourhood community centre performed by artist wannabie single mothers, not on TED.

  17. Good lord, TED sucks @$$ these days. There is nothing worth spreading here!

  18. Euhm .. TED … actually .. wtf?

  19. So can anyone tell me why is everyone so much angry about a black woman reciting a poem? Does it reveal your deep insecurities?

    Bonus points: don’t hide behind what you think TED should be about.

    • Haha, I apologise I muddied the waters with my comment. It is just a sure way to get replies.
      What I was trying to convey is that it seems to me that people like to just bully these kind of performers and it further prolongs racial tensions. Even if it is not intented. Just look at the people that liked this performance. they just don’t see that the criticism is not aimed at the race or gender. So my suggestion is that you try to make it more clear what you are criticizing and have more compassion.

    • +Fativore Lifestyle where does she mention white men?

    • Aaron Rosenberg // 21st September 2018 at 9:54 pm // Reply

      “It’s a put putting white people and men down.”
      Nope. But interesting that you read it that way. Says much more about you.

    • Amanda Anderson // 21st September 2018 at 10:03 pm // Reply

      +Aaron Rosenberg Really? And what does assuming say about you? See? That spotlight can be aimed at your character too.

    • +Fativore Lifestyle so sensitive. I don’t think building up black women means testing down white men.
      Fair enough not liking the poem though, this sort of stuff ain’t for everyone.

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