Slam Poet and Safer Spacer

TILKE WOUTERS is unapologetically queer and injected this in every part of her life. She’s not great with authority.

So she works for herself, the people she loves and the communities who deserve it.

She is a slam poet, journalist, founder of Slam-T and the Safer Space Manifesto.

Recently she also became a co-owner of Blond, a queer bar in Ghent.

About me

You can discover more about me as a person and the projects I’m involved in. You can also find a contact form to propose a booking. 

Events

More information about the events I’ll be part of, the themes I talk about and my purpose with them. You can also find some videos as an example.

Safer Space Manifesto

I talk about what the manifest actually is and our mission to make places more inclusive. You find the English, Spanish and Dutch downloads here, a reporting point and a list of the signed organizations.  

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  • Lunchlezing van Tilke Wouters op Gedichtendag https://youtu.be/3lEMa1x6IV0 ⁣
⁣in Bibliotheek Dendermonde bij start Poëzieweek⁣
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⁣Luister ook naar⁣
⁣Slam poet worden met Tilke Wouters op https://youtu.be/PomgHCNOPTA ⁣
⁣Dichter worden met akim a.j. willems op https://youtu.be/hvZYzzQunjc ⁣
⁣Dichter worden met Philip Hoorne op https://youtu.be/0Mq9ko9v2M8 ⁣
⁣Dichtbundel uitgeven met Carl De Strycker op https://youtu.be/WHV9LEbNeaQ ⁣
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⁣VOLG IKWASHIER.LIVE⁣
⁣- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- YouTube https://www.youtube.com/ikwashierlive ⁣
⁣- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- Twitter https://twitter.com/LodewijkDeleu ⁣
⁣- Podcast http://beginnenmeterfgoed.vlaanderen ⁣
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⁣#beginnenmeterfgoed #ikwashier #bibliotheek #Dendermonde #Gedichtendag #poezieweek #slampoet #slamdichter #tilkewouters #traditie #erfgoed #immaterieelerfgoed #poëzie #gedicht #gedichten #dichter
  • Lunchlezing van Tilke Wouters op Gedichtendag https://youtu.be/3lEMa1x6IV0 ⁣
⁣in Bibliotheek Dendermonde bij start Poëzieweek⁣
⁣*⁣
⁣Luister ook naar⁣
⁣Slam poet worden met Tilke Wouters op https://youtu.be/PomgHCNOPTA ⁣
⁣Dichter worden met akim a.j. willems op https://youtu.be/hvZYzzQunjc ⁣
⁣Dichter worden met Philip Hoorne op https://youtu.be/0Mq9ko9v2M8 ⁣
⁣Dichtbundel uitgeven met Carl De Strycker op https://youtu.be/WHV9LEbNeaQ ⁣
⁣*⁣
⁣VOLG IKWASHIER.LIVE⁣
⁣- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- YouTube https://www.youtube.com/ikwashierlive ⁣
⁣- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- Twitter https://twitter.com/LodewijkDeleu ⁣
⁣- Podcast http://beginnenmeterfgoed.vlaanderen ⁣
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⁣#beginnenmeterfgoed #ikwashier #bibliotheek #Dendermonde #Gedichtendag #poezieweek #slampoet #slamdichter #tilkewouters #traditie #erfgoed #immaterieelerfgoed #poëzie #gedicht #gedichten #dichter
  • Lunchlezing van Tilke Wouters op Gedichtendag https://youtu.be/3lEMa1x6IV0 ⁣
⁣in Bibliotheek Dendermonde bij start Poëzieweek⁣
⁣*⁣
⁣Luister ook naar⁣
⁣Slam poet worden met Tilke Wouters op https://youtu.be/PomgHCNOPTA ⁣
⁣Dichter worden met akim a.j. willems op https://youtu.be/hvZYzzQunjc ⁣
⁣Dichter worden met Philip Hoorne op https://youtu.be/0Mq9ko9v2M8 ⁣
⁣Dichtbundel uitgeven met Carl De Strycker op https://youtu.be/WHV9LEbNeaQ ⁣
⁣*⁣
⁣VOLG IKWASHIER.LIVE⁣
⁣- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- YouTube https://www.youtube.com/ikwashierlive ⁣
⁣- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- Twitter https://twitter.com/LodewijkDeleu ⁣
⁣- Podcast http://beginnenmeterfgoed.vlaanderen ⁣
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⁣#beginnenmeterfgoed #ikwashier #bibliotheek #Dendermonde #Gedichtendag #poezieweek #slampoet #slamdichter #tilkewouters #traditie #erfgoed #immaterieelerfgoed #poëzie #gedicht #gedichten #dichter
  • Gedichtendag! Durfde jij het podium op?⁣
⁣Slamdichter of slam poet worden… met Tilke Wouters op https://youtu.be/PomgHCNOPTA
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⁣Luister ook naar⁣
⁣akim a.j. willems op https://youtu.be/hvZYzzQunjc ⁣
⁣Philip Hoorne op https://youtu.be/0Mq9ko9v2M8 ⁣
⁣Carl De Strycker op https://youtu.be/WHV9LEbNeaQ
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⁣OVERZICHT op http://beginnenmeterfgoed.vlaanderen
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⁣VOLG IKWASHIER.LIVE⁣
⁣- Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- YouTube https://www.youtube.com/ikwashierlive ⁣
⁣- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ikwashier.live ⁣
⁣- Twitter https://twitter.com/LodewijkDeleu
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⁣#beginnenmeterfgoed #ikwashier #Dendermonde #Gedichtendag #slampoet #slamdichter #tilkewouters #traditie #erfgoed #immaterieelerfgoed #ambacht #poëzie #gedicht #gedichten #dichter
  • As most people know by now; I recently started focussing on freelance work. After having too many bad experiences with the more mainstream career path, I finally found the courage to focus on my passions. 
I don’t fit in boxes, I prefer surfing on a paper airplane. 
This photo is from a workshop I gave at Art Tribe about queerness in spoken word. I felt I made a difference there.
I’m not gonna lie, starting to freelance is hard. It’s always working. It’s fighting for small and big jobs in a world that still doesn’t see your work as equally important as the more normative ones. 
But it’s also talking with people at places where I normally don’t go. It’s teaching people about privilege and them saying they want to do better. 
It’s people coming up to me to thank me to say the words they are still too afraid to.
I know I’m not choosing the easy way. But damn, it’s worth it. 📷: Obaidullah Karimy
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#tilkewouters #freelance #queer
  • Butchness against discrimination.
I also talked about white privilege and why I didn’t want to talk about racism.
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#slampoetry #spokenword #tilkewouters
  • Slam the TEA in front of a dinosaur. 🦖
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#poetryslam #spokenword #tilkewouters #poetry
  • Last Wednesday at @mamasopenmic.
Tomorrow I’ll be performing at Queerkoorts, organised by the amazing @_kwier.
7pm @minus.one!
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#tilkewouters #mamasopenmic #poetryslam #spokenword #queer
  • Silent poetry at Gentse Feesten with @slamthetea.
Tomorrow (27/7) you can find us again between 5 and 6pm at @poeziecentrum.
📷: @oemauhan .
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#tilkewouters #spokenword #slampoetry
  • While I’m decompressing from Nowhere in Spain, I’m also looking back at this performance right before I left. Loved writing this piece! Thanks @cuttogent for the opportunity!
Also, upcoming performances/events:
21/07: Slam-T x Blond
07/08: Mama’s Open Mic 
10/08: Queerkoorts
13/10: Genderlicious
24/10: Workshop Art Tribe
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#tilkewouters #minardgent #cuttogent #poetryslam #spokenword
  • Today was a first. The first time I’ve been asked to perform in such a fancy location. First time I wrote a piece for a specific occasion, a piece about the 5 amazing selected films of @cuttogent. I definitely stepped out of my comfortzone for this one. After all this time I still forget that people actually like what I do, that people want to hear my words. I still feel myself growing everyday and today shows that I want to invest in that. So hey, if you have a project coming up: let’s chat. .
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#slampoetry #spokenword #minardgent #cuttogent #tilkewouters
  • I’m very expressive with my hands it seems. 
It was a pleasure with Slam-T x Queer Space; presenting with the amazing @kika.vr and performing new work.
Photo by @oemauhan
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#slamthetea #slampoetry #spokenword #tilkewouters

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