Stablished or otherwise manage to achieve Her writing is not pretentious
but it is also not the all too popular Instagram poetry that is so popular as of late Rupi Kaur I it is also not the all too popular Instagram poetry that is so popular as of late Rupi Kaur I looking at you The pieces are long nough to feel like fully developed concepts but short Positive Thinking enough to feel compulsively readable and lend themselvesasily to the one chapter phenomenonThe collection largely focuses on issues of body image trauma sexuality and personal identity Though the topics are serious Baird presents them in such a way that they are not serious Baird presents them in such a way that they are not heavy just raw and honest From her own The Dominicans experience with sexual assault to coming to terms with the fact that she likes girls from conflicts with her family to her history of disorderedating she covers a series of themes that are at once intensely personal and resoundingly universal All of her thoughts are incredibly relevant and timely in a world where women are increasingly under pressure from society and the men around us to be a certain way act a certain way and accept terrible things as being just the way things are If My Body Could Speak ought to be reuired reading "for all young women today It is a testament to the strength of "all young women today It is a testament to the strength of individual and a pointed callout of the problematic society we live in It is beautiful personal readable and so so importantTrigger warnings for Will Haunt You eating disorders sexual assault homophobia mental illness and mention of self harm Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with anARC of this book in Teacher Empowerment Through Curriculum Development exchange for an honest review I am trying to be happy pay attention to the world around me I do not know if it is possible to do both at the same time. Modes of womanhood and women's bodies Through love loss and the struggles of disorderedatin.
review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Blythe BairdAdvance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in xchange for an honest reviewWell what to say I always want to give modern poetry a chance Unfortunately it keeps disappointing me It does not seem or feel like poetry to me But when I saw this one I wanted "to give it a chance The first several poems were good They did not feel like poems to "give it a chance The first several poems were good They did not feel like poems to But I njoyed reading them And the comment where the author talks about the feel of water in the mpty stomach "I COULD SO MUCH RELATE AND I COULD REMEMBER "could so much relate and I could remember feeling I xpected that the majority of the poems would be about The Militant Messiah eating disorders However only a few were about it The majority was about being harassedven raped bullied and shamed for being a woman And I must say that the American Dress Code in School seems utterly ridiculous to me The idea that I would have to kneel down and the principal would measure the hemline I cannot fathom who thought this is okay But overall I did not like this book of poetry and I had a hard time to finish Not because of the topic but because it did not create a feeling of understanding
Wow Just wow I have a new favorite modern poet full stop Never has any poetry book resonated with meJust wow I have a new favorite modern poet full stop Never has any poetry book resonated with me as hard as this one did It s so unapologetically feminist bold brave body accepting ueer rape decrying angry broken beautiful and I never wanted it to The Return To Camelot end I can countight poems I would tattoo on my body right this very moment Wow Whether she was talking about Six Femmes Du Monde eating disorders surviving sexual assault or coming to recognize her own love for other women I related so damn much tovery bit of it And I wish I didn t and I wish she didn t If My Body Could Speak is about fighting for the space one takes up in a world that would rat. Et it because nobody deserves to go through the things that we and so many other people on this planet have been through but it feels so good to be seenI don t ven have
I d rather offer you some of Blythe s This is not female privilegethis is survival of the prettiestWe are playing the first gamewe learned how to I have run out of compassion for wolves I have runout of compassion for anyone who isn t outraged Watch me build an mpire from the ashesof Summer everything that tried to destroy me Content warnings for rape abuse misogynyating disorders All uotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Button Poetry for providing me with this ARC in Silver Eyes exchange for an honest review This book is AMAZING It s relatable Sometimes it felt like she was writing directly from my brain I cannot recommend this booknough It s no secret that I am a sucker for poetry Biblical Hermeneutics especially from spoken word artists andspecially My Life And Work especially books from Button Poetry And Blythe Baird s performances of pieces from this collectionspecially When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny have been "Among My Favorites For A "my favorites for a But after Sabrina Benaim s disappointing Depression and Other Magic Tricks I guess I got a little soured on the whole collections by performers concept and I did not A Light In The Storm expect thisntire collection to be this greatBut I was wrong This book was amazing I read it in a single sitting Seriously The Battles Of New Hope Church even when I needed to brush my teeth I took my Kindle with me and kept reading Despite the fact that she is only 22 years old literally my age what Baird writes with passion andlouence that few poets Her they take up none at all Blythe Baird deftly and uniuely charts a course through various. .Words I D Rather