We all have different reasons for forgetting to breathe.
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|Birth:||13th August, 1975|
Andrea Gibson is an award-winning poet and activist who lives in Boulder, Colorado. Her poetry focuses on gender norms, politics, social reform and the struggles LGBTQ people face in today's society. On top of using poetry to express what she feels and provide social and political commentary on real issues, she is involved with many activist groups. She often performs at Take Back the Night events, LGBTQ events, pride events, trans* events, anti-war rallies, peace rallies, organizations against the occupation of Palestine, and groups focused on examining the wrongs of capitalism, patriarchy and white supremacy. She also works with a group called Vox Feminista whose model is to "comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" on all these issues. Gibson grew up in Calais, Maine. She attended Saint Joseph's College of Maine. Later, she moved to New Orleans with her girlfriend. In 2008, Gibson became the first poet ever to win the Women of the World Poetry Slam in Detroit.
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