Poem Exposes The Gut-Wrenching Anonymity Of Child Brides

“I met her on her wedding day, walked up to her and smiled. Back home no one ever talks to the bride. So I thought I’d try something new, thinking I could break tradition.” That’s how poet Emi Mahmoud begins her powerful spoken word poem “Child Bride.” The poem, recently published to Button Poetry, won Mahmoud the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam this past March. Hear her full poem here: