National Poetry Month Celebration 2015
Bio: Brittany "Queen Britt" Williams, a poet, liturgical dancer, singer, and inspirational speaker, was born in Voorhees, New Jersey. She later moved to the D.C. and Maryland area where she has spent the majority of her life. Growing up Catholic, she attended Holy Family Elementary School in Temple Hills, Md. and Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md. Two and a half years ago Brittany left the Catholic religion, rededicated her life to Christ, and has accepted the mission to encourage and uplift young ladies through her story. She is a domestic and sexual abuse survivor and only through God has she had the courage to break free and help others in their situations through her transparent poetry.
Brittany states, "Queen Britt" is a name God gave her to show women through her own imperfections and full figure that a queen comes from within. She has been a writer, singer, and liturgical dancer from a very young age and continues to use her gifts and talents to inspire the world. She has ministered poetry throughout the DMV area, and will be telling her testimony in the book, “I am Her Story: Second Edition.” She is also working on a book called “The Art of Salvation: A message to her (the quiet, abused, and abandoned).”
She is excited about being selected to administer a new mentoring curriculum “Let’s Talk About It (Nothing is off Limits).” This mentoring curriculum speaks on numbers of topics as well as uses poetry and other creative ways to show young ladies how to deal with their situations.
1. Where do you draw your inspiration from to write poetry?
I always wrote as a child and it was always about my life. I never had an interest to write about things I wasn’t going through because I couldn’t relate.
2. What advice do you have for someone that is threatened by poetry?
I would tell that person that poetry is the truth of the writer. Every poem isn’t for everybody just like movies, books, etc. Poetry is a free expression of one’s thoughts and if they are threatened by what’s written then maybe that poem isn’t for them or maybe it is and they have to self evaluate that feeling. If a poet is threatened by other poetry I would say the same thing. No one is better than the other so don’t be afraid or threatened because God gives us all something special.
3. What is an interesting fact about you?
When my bones get tight they crack just like knuckles on one’s fingers. It’s pretty funny when I do it.
4. Where are you from/Where do you live?
I was born in New Jersey but I live in Landover, Maryland.
5. Who is your favorite poet?
Tupac Shakur and Maya Angelou
A Poet in Action
A Poem by Queen Britt
She is a lonely girl
Filled with anger hoping one day her prince will someday give her a kiss under the mistletoe
Every night she weeps about what she doesn’t have and has to be the referee of the fights between her mom and dad
See nothing but yelling and screaming around her
Covering her ears every night before she goes to sleep
Hoping that someday she will be taken away from the constant pain and misery
It’s nobody she trusts, cuz the house she lives in doesn’t look like much
So she confides in her friends until one of them decides she looks good enough to touch
6 years old never knew what lust was until she decided to bring her in that cross fire
The devil said you asked for this
You said you wanted out and can’t take any more pain and misery
Well let’s see what happens when I force you to become the woman I want you to be
Years go by and the lust gets bigger
She finds out the party life is her scene cuz no one begs to differ
A good girl on the inside, a fake bad girl on the out
Attracts bad boys on the inside and real bad boys on the out
See the first hit shocked her
The second his was ok
By the third she was numb and became tolerant to pain
But one day her mind shifts to realize she wants to live
Until now living in the dark was ok cuz back then life wasn’t in the house where she lived
See but God always has a plan in store for you
Cuz when you don’t see him he sees you
That feeling she felt didn’t come out of the blue
That was the tugging between God and Satin in a spiritual battle
So ladies love the skin you in and forget about the mistakes you made in your past
Once you become obedient God will rescue you from that bozo and send you your Boaz
See don’t give into the devil’s lies
He tried to trick Eve into thinking by eating the fruit her and God’s power would be equal
But being a born again believer only makes Satin mad cuz he knows that sin doesn’t have power over dead people
So women stop walking with your head down
Jesus will never turn his back on you, but to seek him you have to pray up that’s the only way blessings will come down
They say you can’t turn a hoe into a housewife
Well I beg to differ
Cuz the little girl in the beginning of the story was me
And God gave this ex hoe a mission so a housewife is not in my destiny
Giving my life to Christ was the only thing that saved her
See once you know his glory you realize it’s not about the body but the heart inside your chest is the treasure
I host a poetry event every month at Fulfilling Purpose Ministries in Waldorf, Md. 11701 Central Ave, Waldorf Md.
I want to thank God for giving me this life that he has structured for me live. I want to thank my mother for always loving me and never giving up on me. I want to thank my family for always supporting me. I also want to thank my church family and friends for praying for me and always wanted to see me win.
I will be in a book coming this summer called “I am Her Story: Second Edition”. I will also be coming out with my own book soon called The Art of Salvation: A message to her (the quiet, abused, and abandoned).
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