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If My Body Could SpeakModes of womanhood and women's bodies Through love loss and the struggles of disordered eatin It's no secret that I am a sucker for poetry especially from spoken word artists and especially especially books from Button Poetry And Blythe Baird's performances of pieces from this collection especially When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny have been among my favorites for a while 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 expect this entire collection to be this greatBut I was wrong This book was amazing I read it in a single sitting Seriously 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 and elouence that few poets established 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'm looking at you The pieces are long enough to feel like fully developed concepts but short enough to feel compulsively readable and lend themselves easily 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 overwhelmingly heavy just raw and honest From her own experience with sexual assault to coming to terms with the fact that she likes girls from conflicts with her family to her history of disordered eating 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 the individual and a pointed callout of the problematic society we live in It is beautiful personal readable and so so importantTrigger warnings for eating disorders sexual assault homophobia mental illness and mention of self harm Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Her they take up none at all Blythe Baird deftly and uniuely charts a course through various This book is AMAZING It's relatable Sometimes it felt like she was writing directly from my brain I cannot recommend this book enough

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FREE EBOOK á EPUB If My Body Could Speak é 9781943735471 ß BLYTHE BAIRD ✓ [Read] ➳ If My Body Could Speak ➻ Blythe Baird – If My Body Could Speak is about fighting for the space one takes up in a world that would rather they take up none at all If My Body Could Speak is about fighting for the space one takes up in a world that would rat Advance Review Copy generously provided through NetGalley in exchange 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 me But I enjoyed reading them And the comment where the author talks about the feel of water in the empty stomach I could so much relate and I could remember the feeling I expected that the majority of the poems would be about eating disorders However only a few were about it The majority was about being harassed even 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