- 06 Jun 19
The spoken word artist shares a new track, which details the struggles faced by women in Ireland today.
In this powerful ballad, 21-year-old Sasha Terfous pays tribute to women from all generations and walks of life. She speaks of the strength and the resilience of Irish women, and what it means to be a woman in Ireland today.
‘Warrior Women’ pays homage the history of Ireland’s women; from those who laid the foundation of the traditional fierceness that runs within the veins of Irish women, to those who continue to push for the furthering of women’s rights, even if in their own, unconventional way. She speaks about women owning who they are in every aspect of themselves; women who are proud of themselves and who encourage other women to be the same way.
Listening to Terfous’ words prompts the listener to think deeper about the historical experiences of women in Ireland. It’s a calling to all women to remember the fight that was fought by women long before them to get them to where they are now, and it reminds them that while things may be better, there is still plenty that needs fighting for. It is a calling to all women to continue that fight themselves, and invite other women to stand alongside them while doing so.
Terfous, whose poetry often involves the themes of sexuality and ethnicity, identifies as a gay woman of color herself. She uses spoken word as a way to turn what were originally insecurities into sources of power and creativity. She made a powerful contribution to Hot Press' Ana Liffey Drug Project and LSE's Drug Policy Town Hall in Waterford last year while raising awareness for substance abuse and drug addiction. Terfous will be performing at UCD Beats In The Alley on Saturday, June 8. For more information on Sasha Terfous, visit her Facebook page.