In an age where women feel the need to express themselves, feminist Instapoets are making their appearance in the public eye. From Yrsa Daley Ward to Kate Tempest, these are the Instapoets you should know.
Lang Leav is a international bestselling author but does also share her poems on social media. She is known for her somewhat longer texts about love and life.
2. Olivia Gatwood
This female ‘slam poet’ writes odes about things she should be “shameful” about.
Rupi Kaur writes about her life: the love that she has known and the love that she has lost and of course: feminism! Check out her book Milk and Honey, a New York Times bestseller.
Yrsa Daley Ward is the author of Bone, a book that was once chosen as monthly read by the book club Betweentwobooks. This book club is unofficially known as Florence Welch’s book club.
5. Warsan Shire
This London-based Somali poet touches different topics. Not only does she write about women but also about for example refugees. She shot to fame when she was featured in Beyoncé’s video 'Sorry'.
6. Kate Tempest
“Britain’s leading young poet, playwright and rapper…one of the most widely respected performers in the country – the complete package of lyrics and delivery. She is also one of the most exciting young writers working in Britain today.”
- The Huffington Post
Kato Vander Sande is studying journalism at Thomas More University College in Belgium.
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