Watch poet Mina West celebrate women and their legacies

Spo­ken word poet Mina West has cel­e­brat­ed women achiev­ing and leav­ing their mark on the world with visu­als for her poem, ‘Lega­cy’.

The video fea­tures Curl­ture hair and beau­ty blog­gers Jay & Tri, CEO of UEAwards Shinel Crinchlow, actress and karate cham­pi­on Yolan­da Lynes, artist man­ag­er and edi­tor at Link Up TV War­dah Sem­pa, among others.

Before the video, West ran a cam­paign – #MyLe­ga­cy – on her social media pages, col­lect­ing quotes from women on what lega­cy means to them. Watch the video below.

‘Lega­cy’ is the lead­ing track from West’s forth­com­ing debut EP, Pieces of Me, which is due in April.

West is hold­ing a launch par­ty for her EP at The Fins­bury pub, Lon­don, on April 17. Vis­it her event page for more infor­ma­tion.

Hail­ing from north Lon­don, West was raised by her sin­gle moth­er. She turned to poet­ry as a way of deal­ing with the hard­ships in her life. Some of her most well-received poems include ‘The Crown’, a poem about nat­ur­al hair, and ‘Let’s Be Hon­est’, a poem about the pres­sure to have sex before one’s ready.

Her affin­i­ty for emo­tive poet­ry has so far earned her recog­ni­tion from the UK Enter­tain­ment Awards 2016, as well as per­form­ing at var­i­ous shows from YouTube UK Spaces to the Black Mag­ic Awards.

Con­nect with Mina West on Insta­gram and Twit­ter.

Image: cour­tesy of Mina West