Introducing Andrea

from by Andrea Lee



I despise rhyming couplets but somehow after 6 versions, I kept coming back to this. I'm planning on using this poem to come out, so its a bit of an introduction-in-poem-form, rather than a regular poem of mine.


I sort out my thoughts through my poetry

In them, I am living more authentically

I do not expect to for people to change today

But I am taking the name Andrea, and pronoun they

I do not know where this journey will end

But whether you are a stranger, family, or friend

I would like you to join me on a poetic journey

As I figure out who I am supposed to be

I don't expect to be a spoken word star

But when I look back at my life this far

I would like to use my talent for words

To say the things I wish I could have heard

And teach trans people that it's ok to be you

And maybe learn that it's ok to be me, too


from Introducing Andrea Lee, track released February 18, 2016



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Andrea Lee Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Andrea Lee Plank is a spoken word poet / computer geek living in Bethlehem, PA. Andrea identifies as a nonbinary transgirl and uses they / them pronouns. They are attending Northampton Community College.

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