In celebration of the girl child and women empowerment, Ghanaian-American poet, Cynthia Amoah performed her piece ‘Honam’ on GhOneTV.
The poem is an anthem on the need for brown girls and black people in general to love themselves citing the example of actress Lupita N’yongo’s success story.
Prior to the performance, Amoah spoke about her come up and more with Eli Kharis on Rythmz Live on the Ridge-based Television station.
Amoah has been featured on the stages of TEDxDrewUniversity and TEDxOhioStateUniversity where she performed her most notable poem ‘Honam.’
Through her literary works and performance, Amoah aspires to leave an indelible mark on the way in which we discuss race, gender, and social justice.
Her poignant poems often explore themes of community, the value of culture, and a dedication to self-identity.
A performer and writer originally from Ghana, Amoah is an activist in her own right. Her work often highlights the forgotten stories of the world.
Amoah graduated from Binghamton University in upstate New York, with a B.A. in Political Science and Africana Studies.
She is currently pursing an MFA in poetry at The New School, New York City, United States of America.