London based spoken word artist, Shareefa Energy has released her latest piece of poetry, “Duality,” aptly in time for International Women’s Day.
A visual project exploring the multidimensional ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ layers within a being, Energy’s “Duality” is a poem that celebrates the power contained in women who embrace their whole selves.
“Duality” becomes a poem about self-love, both the good and “bad” aspects of yourself. It’s a reminder, as the topic of “yin” and “yang” is discussed, that in order to journey on with self-love, it is important to accept your “light” and “darkness” and as Energy also exclaims, your “unforgettable essence.”
Energy, a playwright of Indian heritage, uses her talents of spoken poetry and the visual arts to illuminate issues surrounding migrant communities and women through a journey of spiritual and mental growth.
Receiving the UK Unsigned Hype Best Spoken Word Artist in 2014, performing at Berlin’s “Poetry Meets Hip Hop” as well as having her poetry featured on Channel 4 on National Poetry Day 2015, Energy has already tackled a lot of stereotypes surrounding women growing up in Muslim communities and pushed boundaries.
Already, at such a young age, she has accomplished so much and it looks like she won’t be stopping there.
Watch Shareefa Energy‘s “Duality” down below.