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It has already been a year since the birth of Tell Em Girl, the women spoken word showcase based in...

It has already been a year since the birth of Tell Em Girl, the women spoken word showcase based in Ottawa. Through the voices of these various artists, they were able to create this sense of community in order to empower women and give them a platform to share their experiences. If you weren't there on August 31st, I'm about to tell you all about what went down.

Located at the St-Brigid Center of Arts, the walls were graced with visual art created by local artists. Each one of them exposed some of their most precious pieces on the walls to showcase their talent. From painting to photography, and digital art, we had it all.

The lineup consisted of 12 incredible performers, veterans to the scene as well as newcomers, we had to pleasure to hear and relate to their words, including Maya Basudde, the creator of Tell Em Girl and author of the poetry book "Warriors in Broad Daylight". Their performances were electric and they each had a moment with the audience as we could feel the energy and the crowd was connecting with each of their stories.

Tell 'Em Girl, has expanded tremendously, it started in a bar with just a few performers, it is now the show you do not want to miss in Ottawa. Congratulations to all the performers and the people that are making this show possible - every single one of you are impacting 613's creative scene.