The 2020 PYM Annual Sessions poem has been created and it’s fabulous! Make sure you are there Thursday (from 7-9 PM) when our Poet in Residence, Zenaida Peterson (they/them), presents it as part of their Keynote presentation.
They have taken query inspired submissions from our yearly meeting body and woven that into a yearly meeting poem. Families were invited to work together on the project. Our queries were:
- How do we find Spirit in the shadows during this time?
- What does it mean to be Faithful now?
Friends everywhere considered these queries, then submitted their reflection and discernment-inspired words, phrases, and writings to PYM. Zenaida received them and joined them into poetry.
A Boston-based spoken word poet, Zenaida is a fire starter, a southern green witch and a queer of color who likes the wind chimes outside their window and giving rocks to people they love. Most recently Zenaida was on the House Slam team placing 3rd and organized the Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam, the first slam tournament for feminine people. Zenaida believes the softness and floral of people is silenced too often. Zenaida unwrites the lies they’ve been given. Zenaida also unwrites violence, misogyny, racism and their ancestors’ curses.