CBC Nova Scotia: Dartmouth student Kayley Dixon reads “A Touch…

Canadian student Kayley Dixon performed the earth-shattering three-minute spoken word piece this week, and managed to touch on everything from what it’s like to grow up under leering gazes from men to how women tend to take responsibility for their assault, rather than assigning blame to the offender.

14-year-old poet

As part of an announcement on funding the province is providing to groups to fight sexual violence, 14-year-old Kayley Dixon read “A Touch of Sexual Assault,” a powerful and troubling poem she wrote about what it’s like being a teen girl today. Dixon is involved in one of the groups that received funding.

Read about the province’s Monday funding announcement here:


About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and actively learning how to perform stand-up comedy.
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