The ladies of the spoken-word group Get Lit are making a lot of waves on the Internet and for good reason. These intelligent, creative wordsmiths are dedicated to promoting and improving literacy in the youth of America, through their performances as well as a variety of programs and workshops, both in school and after. This talented trio seems to be an ideal choice to, as they say, start a "literary riot."
Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen are actually only three of Get Lit's "Players," performer-students in Get Lit's program. Their poetry is aimed at examining the sometimes harsh reality of being a young person in today's educational system, which is often slow to recognize that certain teaching methods might do more harm than good; that sometimes the lessons students learn are through inaction, rather than instruction.
Some of the message is a little intense, but these young women are pitch-perfect in their delivery of a powerful statement on The Queen Latifah Show. The Oscar winner seems like the ideal host for these three, as her breakthrough single, "U.N.I.T.Y." had a similar impact when it debuted in 1993.
Don't take our word for it (because our words won't do it justice). Just watch.