Made from my Mother's Ceilings is the first book of poetry and spoken word performances pieces by Jahman Ariel Hill. The book, which spawned out of a class project, is a "gender scrapbook" that combines humor, poetry, and academic training to challenge the constructs of both race and gender in five sections: foundation, body, language, institution, and theory. Featuring poems such as Alternative Facts for Black History Month, Cash Me Ousside, and Masculinity Says, Jahman attempts to provide readers with an examination of gender through the lens of his own personal experiences.
Jahman Ariel Hill is a poet, activist, student, and teacher. Currently at the University of Alabama, Jahman is obtaining Master's degrees in both Communication Studies and Women's Studies. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies with a focus in Middle East Relations. Jahman is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching public speaking and researching protest rhetoric and theory of disruption. His activism with the #WeAreDone organization led to the opening of an Intercultural Diversity Center at the University of Alabama. A member of the BamaSlam Poetry team, Jahman aims to combine his passions of protest, black identity, and foreign policy on the stage through the performance of poetry. He also loves bacon.