"I want a dyke for president," written by Zoe Leonard, read by Nance Van Winckel

Over the next few days, we'll be sharing poems and pieces of writing that were delivered by local writers at Spokane's #WritersResist event on January 15, 2017. Here's what Nance van Winckel shared, "I Want a Dyke for President" by activist Zoe Leonard, recited here by Mykki Bianco.

“I want a dyke for president,” Leonard begins. “I want a person with AIDS for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a choice about getting leukemia. I want a president that had an abortion at sixteen and I want a candidate who isn’t the lesser of two evils.”