The show was born out of the passion of Zakaria Abdul Hakim and Majeed Fatima to organize something that has a positive impact on society. It led to creating the opportunity for women, supported by men, to give voice to their inner power through poetry. To allow poetesses to represent the Ghanaian woman in decision-making processes, striving for a society that is free of corruption and equal rights for all humans.
The #hearmeroarr Poetry Show is the first step in our journey of growing a collective voice towards the elections in Ghana, December 2020.
A huge compliment goes to our poetesses Adamu, Faiza, Fatima and Teiyah for having the courage and the boldness to stand on the stage of the #hearmeroarr Poetry Show. It takes courage to express in public what the purity of your soul has created in the safety of your own space and comfort zone.
Our poetesses can still grow in making maximum use of their inner POWER and their voice. What I could sense in the poetesses is that they, being women, are usually not encouraged to stand out and speak up. Once they do dare to stand out and speak up, it is a challenge to bring out their inner power through their voice.
The root cause of that is that, throughout lifetimes, women are taught to be silent servers in the background. They are used to be punished when speaking up or they are used to be criticized and called “a bitch” once they do speak in public.
What is great about Faiza is that she is in touch with her emotions. Her facial expressions and body gestures are embodying what she speaks about. She showed that there is power in vulnerability. I would love to see her experimenting more in POETODRAMA which is the Art of Pobee Mwintombo, co-founder Talents 4 Humanity
Majeed – aka Gifted Tima – is definitely gifted. I enjoyed seeing how free and open she flows on stage. She has the potential to connect the audience straight to her heart and the deepest layers of her soul. I wanted her to touch me in the core of my being, but she did not yet reach me there.
Adamu showed me the power of female chieftaincy. With her white smock and stick, she was impressive. At her young age, she expressed to be a credible representative of the feminine leadership that we need more in this world. I would like her to believe more in this role. I want to feel that she leads me with natural authority towards joining her on stage.
Teiyah gave a duo performance with Abdel. Unfortunately, Teiyah had a small part compared to her male counterpart. Although a realistic reflection of what life is for an average woman, I would love to see more POWER in this performance. Whereby we can witness how Teiyah is gradually empowering herself. Moving out of the shadow of the man, now striving side by side. Rising and shining as the light we all are from nature.Carole Donkers
These women made me curious to hear and see more of them. I would love to see all of them add a short and POWERFUL poem at the next event. And then our male soldiers! They gave a humorous eye wink to POWER by position. And a more serious note to the importance of having dedicated officers who are guarding peace during the elections. The energy these soldiers gave during Wiyaala’s closing song: “We are going” was so POWERFUL that I could hear the rhythm of their heart beating.
Yes! There is a great power, potential, and promise in the #hearmeroarr Poetry Show. In allowing poetesses to represent the Ghanaian woman in decision-making processes, striving for a society that is free of corruption and equal rights for all humans.
With this maiden edition, we took a great first step in our journey of growing a collective voice towards the elections in Ghana, December 2020. But we can always do more than we think we are capable of.
When every person involved – performers, organizers, and audience – would realize more that it is all about serving a bigger goal that we will all benefit from,
When every person involved will give the best they have, knowing that we are all students of life and that learning together makes us all more POWERFUL,
When every person involved would realize that we can make the difference through connection and teamwork,
When every person would understand that teamwork involves taking complete individual responsibility for our own contribution,
When every person involved would bring one other person on board, and they will bring one other…. and they will bring one other…. we are not only growing a collective voice in POWER but also in numbers…
Then even 1 week should be enough preparation time.
I am curious to see the next edition of the #hearmeroarr Poetry Show that has increased POWER.
Can you imagine what would be possible knowing that we still have almost 10 months to go till the election date? #togetherwecan #itispossible”