(Gainesville, GA) On March 8th, the Brenau University Student Activities Board (SAB) invited New York based Spoken Word Artist and Journalist Caroline Rothstein to help Brenau celebrate International Women’s Day by performing in Pearce Auditorium.
With a set list including poems such as “ Fat” and “To The Poet Who Said…” Rothstein opened up to the students who gathered to hear her speak about issues that are relevant to women everywhere. Rothstein got real with students about topics ranging from eating disorders to gender equality, and did not hold back on any topic.
Rothstein gave a truly exhilarating performance and was clearly passionate about her work by the way she jumped down from the stage and into the audience to perform. After opening up a question and answer session, Rothstein concluded the night with a poem entitled “Fierce This House” as a charge to the Brenau women who were gathered in the auditorium.
In an interview after her performance, Rothstein offered a piece of advice to all Brenau students. Rothstein stated,
Cherish the opportunity of being in a small, intimate and intentional environment where you can explore the depths of who you are inside and outside of the classroom and when you feel uprooted or face challenges in who you are at your core, let someone know, so that the space can continue to evolve and support every single incredible student learning here. You are not alone.
For more information on Caroline Rothstein, her works or her touring schedule, visit www.carolinerothstein.com.