Andrea Gibson

 
Profession : Activist ,Poet
Nationality : American
Birth : 13th August, 1975
Death :
About : Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today's society. On top of using poetry to express what she feels and provide social and political commentary on real issues, she is involved with many activist groups. She often performs at Take Back the Night events, LGBTQ events, pride events, trans* events, anti-war rallies, peace rallies, organizations against the occupation of Palestine, and groups focused on examining the wrongs of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. She also works with a group called Vox Feminista whose model is to "comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" on all these issues. Gibson grew up in Calais, Maine. She attended Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Later, she moved to New Orleans with her girlfriend. In 2008, Gibson became the first poet ever to win the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit.

Andrea Gibson Quotes

Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.
Topics : Love
Do you know they found land mines in woman’s souls.
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Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.
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I could never trust anyone who’s well adjusted to a sick society.
Topics : Trust
I’ve written this poem before but always through a window, never through an open door.
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Our insanity is not that we see people who aren’t there. It’s that we ignore the ones who are.
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Remember, you didn’t come here to write your heart out. You came to write it in.
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Safety isn’t always safe. You can find one on every gun.
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We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.
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When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and pray for rain.
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Your ignorance keeps dismembering every piece of patience I have left.
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