Ashnee Vonet' Young
My name is Ashnee Vonet' Young. I am a senior at Western Michigan University double majoring in Advertising & Promotion and Spanish. I've been performing spoken word for a little under a year and writing on and off for about 8 years. This might sound odd, but I don't consider myself a poet (insert lol and smiley face), I simply write what I feel, when I feel it, how I feel it, which probably explains why my poems are so "raw". I love to express myself, be it through song or dance, speech or dress; I add color to every atmosphere I'm a part of. I think that prejudice stems from fear of the unknown or fear of difference, and I try not to be prejudice against life. Everyday I encourage myself do something that makes me uncomfortable, and hopefully one day I'll be immune to situational discomfort. I strongly believe that the best feeling in the world is to HEAR and be HEARD. When the contents of someone elses heart pour out of their mouth, into your ear canal, past your mind, and straight to your heart you've really HEARD them. When I speak, I hope you hear me."
Poetry Gets Kalamazoo's Ashnee