Janae Dixon

Janae Dixon, 16, is a junior at Propel Andrew Street High School in Homestead. She is a poet and a songwriter.

For Janae, poetry is an important part of who she is. “Instead of being mad at the world, going around being sad, or taking out my anger on everybody else, I write. Poetry is my outlet,” she said.

For five months, PublicSource worked with Janae and other young Black women at Propel as part of the “I am a black girl and…” project. When we asked these young women to write a piece that would be illustrative of their lives, Janae shared with us a poem titled “Being 16…”.



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