FEATURE: Poet Catherine Labiran shares chilling spoken word piece about police brutality

January 22, 2016

21-year-old undergraduate psychology student, poet, and author Catherine Labiran shared with us her spoken word poem ‘A different type of tired’—a raw, passionate piece about police brutality. “A different type of tired” is a poem about police brutality – the actions, the consequences, the lives, the dreams and the silence. This poem was written as a direct reflection of my thoughts about police brutality, which means that the poem is often disjointed, it rhymes sometimes – then it doesn’t – then it does. I wanted to keep it as raw as possible,“ she writes.

Listen to her chilling and moving poem below.

By Erin White, AFROPUNK contributor