Though the color of my skin is not something I can manage
I hate to play the race card, but the reality is
I have to work harder to live where a white person lives
But that's only one disadvantage, as a matter of fact
Being a woman in this world also holds me back
But I don't give up, for I am not a fool
I try to change this world, that can be so cruel
Alex is an 18-year-old college student at The University of Washington Tacoma. She hasn't done very much poetry in a traditional sense. She became interested in making music at a very young age and started writing raps. She started using the poetry as a way to make her raps more complex. However, she eventually branched off into making poems and raps separate. This poem will be her first official submission of any poem she's ever written.