Feature Photo: Slam Poetry Duo Performs at Cat

Jeremy Reynolds, Arts Editor

Sister Outsider, the slam poetry stage name of Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman, performed at the Cat in the Cream on Sunday as part of a tour of U.S. colleges. Both performers are recent winners of the Women of the World Poetry Slam competition and have won numerous other titles throughout their prolific careers. Christina and Frohman have found their niche in the overlap between the arts and social activism; the duo regularly speaks at universities and other community centers to raise awareness about issues of identity, gender and race.

Christina’s life has been profoundly impacted by her family’s involvement in the civil rights movement. Her work as an educator, activist, writer and performer has catapulted her onto the global stage, and her poetry has earned her the singular distinction of holding two national titles at once.

Frohman has also worked as an educator, writer and performer throughout her career to promote awareness of the intersections between race, gender and sexuality. She has also combined music with her poetry, releasing her debut album of music and spoken word Feels Like Home late last year.