“Black boys bleed every month.”
Those words came to Leija Farr as she saw her dad, enraged, watching the news of another police shooting of a black man.
Farr wrote the poem “For Black Boys” in response to this moment, and it won her the title of Seattle’s first youth poet laureate.
Her work is an ode to black men and boys. In this segment, Farr reads her powerful poem and interviews black men in her life about how they practice loving themselves.