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Anika’s performance was charged with such energy, passion, and resiliency; her words sent a hush over the audience as we all looked on awe-struck, feeling both moved and empowered. – Alana D.

I was riveted by Anika’s performance. As a white male, I found much of what she said painful to let in; yet the fierceness and tenderness in Anika’s eyes and voice kept me from turning away, kept me working to meet her at that difficult edge. – Joseph D.

…deeply moving and beautifully thought-provoking…opens up a dialogue of identity,oppression, liberation, and progress through her strong voice and powerful words.-Crystal G.

…masterfully integrates the intellectual and the emotional…a profound experience of the heart and mind. I was left powerfully moved and politically challenged in ways I cannot ignore.-Robin D.

When Anika performs her poetry, she speaks truths that words cannot express. I left her performance knowing, more deeply than I have ever known, that our liberation is wrapped up in each other’s souls. – Rebecca H.

There is no way to describe Anika’s work which truly captures its beauty and inspiration. Her energy radiates as she renews the spirit and motivates the soul in a way accessible to all audiences.- Mary F.