Take Back the Night, University of South Florida, 2010

In 2010, the University of South Florida’s “Take Back the Night” Committee asked that I open its annual “Take Back the Night” Ceremony.  I opened the invitation to “testify” with the following peace:

Take It


  1. Wow. I am overwhelmed with emotion. This is beautiful. It spoke to my heart. It is almost like you spoke to me personally although this piece is much bigger than any being . I am truly in a loss for words so, I will keep it short. Dr. Bryant you need to keep writing , not only to young women but for young men you have power in your voice and it hits hard. I will admit I have not taken my night back but, this poem makes me want to .

  2. Ms. Pierce,

    Thank you for your kind words. Keep in touch with me.

    best, drknbryant

    Kendra N. Bryant, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of English, Florida A&M University 515 Orr Drive, Tucker Hall 438, Tallahassee, FL 32307 http://www.drknbryant.com / @DrKendraNBryant / icafrica.tumblr.com

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