05 Jun 2018
To open the Second Home Poetry Festival, poet, feminist, model and LGBTQ activist Yrsa Daley Ward read from and talk about her new memoir – The Terrible.
Detailing her life growing up as one of the only black faces in a poor white town, with a struggling single mother, The Terrible is a tale of girlhood, femininity, family secrets, addiction, sexuality, dangerous transactions and – most of all – hope.
Half coming of age, half adult story, The Terrible is about growing up and discovering the power and fear of sexuality, about pitch-grey days of pills and powder: going under, losing yourself, and finding your voice.
This is part of Second Home Poetry Festival running from 6-9 June. All profits will be donated to The Rugby Portobello Trust who support programmes set up in response to the fire at Grenfell Tower.