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.”