The Teenager Behind The Women's March's 'Nasty Woman' Poem

come on nasty woman how does nasty as a man who looks like he bathes and cheeto does not as nasty as racism a fraud sexual assault white supremacy white privilege ignorant misogyny not as nasty as trading girls like pokemons before their bodies have even evolved not as nasty as your own daughter being your favorite sex symbol like wet dreams infused with your own genes but yeah I'm a nasty woman you always dream oh maybe I'll go viral one day but especially with this piece in like particular I never thought it would even reach people outside of the event I was doing so I didn't really think I was gonna have you know many chances to perform it again but then you put in the work or you just meet the right person and it happens I bring you words from Nina Donovan a 19 year old in Middle Tennessee and she has given me the privilege of telling you what she has to say I am a nasty woman as a man who looks like he bathes and she told us the night of state of the word when I first performed it I had no idea that Ashley Judd was even in the crowd I really have state of the word to thank for Nina Donovan and nasty woman changing my life and setting the country on fire the entire night was special and then Nina came on and I just started to cry I mean doubled over at the waist my jeans wet from my own tears and it brought up all of the grief and all of the trauma from the election and I knew I was gonna do it at the March we are here to be nasty when Ashley approached me about this piece I mean I know was gonna reach people you know in Washington but this is like a worldwide thing now instead of just reaching this one audience that I performed it for the first time it's reaching everyone I did like poetry senior year of high school this is my prized possession I love this I'll just not like a holding it I guess like I can drink out of it you know that's my favorite I usually write all my pieces on my phone but yeah back in the day I speed notebook all the way be nice haven't touched these in ages so it's like weird for me to be like reading them again when I look at you my arms feel light like a ballroom dancer on her feet baby you a mom mango but a chopstick I try to make every poem really different I used to write like a lot of cheesy like goofy love poems whatever but I don't want to be just that love poet or that political poet I want to be just a poet so I was planning to do this spoken word event I had been wanting a new piece right for that and then so you know I'm watching the debate with my family and then out of nowhere Trump is like such a nasty woman and it was like it's my next piece like did he really just say that oh my god and then so right away I was like I have to reclaim this Franklin Tennessee oh man there's a lot to it it's very white it's like a lot of like hidden racism here or like subtle racism you know like everyone go to put stuff around here like especially at my high school say I'm like working towards my associate degree some a full time student then I also work with southern word just like this youth poetry organization see I get like a pizza you spoke and we're there and then I get paid to sling doughnuts I am about to perform at the Owen Black Student Association spoken word night like every time I get up on say just like this crazy adrenaline rush you know like I still get super nervous till this day but that's also the saddest part of this all is like just because I spoke my mind I have to fear for my life now but I always just keep in mind like with spoken word settings there's always so much love so it takes away some of the nerves it's like a weights been lifted off me like every time I perform made famous by Ashley Judd who gave it at the bonus margin DC and nasty like the struggle of women still beating equality into the world because our rights have been beaten out of us for too long but this fights will continue to embody this nastiness um nasty like red white and blue bruises nasty like Elizabeth Amelia Rosa Eleanor Condoleeza Sonia Malala Michelle Ashley our mothers our sisters us sisters are all nasty like history and our pussies and for grabbin that for reminding you that our walls are stronger than America's ever will be the for birthing new generations a filthy vulgar bossy brave proud nasty woman so for a nasty woman say hell yeah you

40 thoughts on “The Teenager Behind The Women's March's 'Nasty Woman' Poem

  1. Every time you perform ?
    Like you are some kind of artist?
    Your so-called poem is nothing but a rant. For some unknown reason you alter your voice to sound like you're from Brooklyn, I guess ?
    You're a pretender who still lives with momma.
    "The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing"
    – Socrates

  2. quit trying to talk in a black accent it just makes you seem insensitive and inauthentic


  4. Yes, you are a nasty woman if you compare yourself to nasty women like Hilary and Ashley Judd. They are nasty, self-entitled women.

  5. You're being hit with a lot of cringe/bad reactions, remember that you're 19 and your style is still developing, what you have to say is actually amazing. Sometimes people will hear it better if you say it in a way that's more "normal", but I wonder if your message would've reached as many ears without the quirky tonality? Keep on doing you. It's easy when we bring our art to the world to be beaten down by judgment, but I admire you, keep going!

  6. Can everyone stop the hate? Like seriously if you are hating on such an empowering woman then pause the video and LEAVE. It's as easy as that.

  7. I agree you are a Nasty woman that should be ashamed to say those words! Notice how she speaks if anyone from the right did that everyone would call them racist!

  8. the poem is so fucking bad, her accent is so fucking bad. This is just bad, boring and not remotely clever. "not as bad as racism", WOW WHAT A LINE, REVOLUTIONARY

  9. I love this video just for the expressions on all the black and Asian audience members' faces

  10. I watch this for a good laugh from time to time. Anyone with me?

  11. Did I just fall asleep and am having a nightmare? Nasty Woman? How about Nasty WOMEN!

  12. Don't you just love it how feminist try to project an image of strength while sounding like they're about to burst into tears?

  13. Glad I'm not the only one that dislikes her way of reciting her poetry. Fake black New Yorker, slam poetry accent.

  14. For everyone who thinks Nina’s poem was too dramatic or extra… that was the point to make people react and feel the impact the words have, and to those who doesn’t get the nasty woman concept try listening to the poem closely cuz it actually makes a lot of sense (your of course entitled to your opinion but try to understand it before commenting)

  15. Why does her accent and voice change when she started reciting the poem? Does she think she’s rapping?

  16. Nina Donovan should have gone the extra step and performed the poem in dreadlocks and blackface.

  17. Her phony voice reminds me of the woman Frank wanted to marry in always sunny who tried on the jacket and said "man, it's tighter than dickskin."

  18. Jesus how do you get through this without just vaporizing in shame

  19. Man, I'm a girl myself but I kinda want to throw her in a burka…

    I do like her skirt though

  20. So. Blackness is basically the origin of humanity. Most every art form and music form and language is a descendant of Africa, "the cradle of civilization." Creativity is all-encompassing. This poem is great, and a speaking persona in the spoken word genre, which is predominantly, first of all, historically–Puerto Rican NYC shit–is an oft-adopted practice. Give her a break. She did write an awesome poem, and she's only 19, and discovering her art. Her "appropriation" and sure–that is what it is–is not mockery…it's flattery and respect. Intersectionality is the goal, but let's not focus on the misses…this work is incredible.

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