The Wor(l)d: She exists

RNW archive

This article is part of the RNW archive. RNW is the former Radio Netherlands Worldwide or Wereldomroep, which was founded as the Dutch international public broadcaster in 1947. In 2011, the Dutch government decided to cut funding and shift RNW from the ministry of Education, Culture and Science to the ministry of Foreign Affairs. More information about RNW Media’s current activities can be found at

The Wor(l)d is a series of short videos featuring spoken-word artists. Each week, RNW provides a space for young poets and rappers from around the world to share their take on our themes. In this series our contributors take as their starting point the theme: free speech.

Shida Khizou is a Dutch-Moroccan artist and poet. She is an actor and performance artist and a passionate communicator.