If My Body Could Speak by Blythe BairdIf My Body Could Speak by Blythe Baird

If My Body Could Speak

byBlythe Baird

Paperback | February 5, 2019

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Blythe Baird's If My Body Could Speak is a celebration of girlhood and all of its struggles and triumphs. In poems that dig deep into sexuality, acceptance of the body, survival of trauma, and learning to love yourself in spite of everything telling you not to, Baird's voice is a rich addition to her generation. Searing, soaring, and heartbreaking, If My Body Could Speak balances the softness of femininity with the sharpness that girls are forced to become.Includes poems such as "Girl Code 101", "When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny", and "Pocket-Sized Feminism" that have been watched by millions online.
Title:If My Body Could SpeakFormat:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Button PoetryLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1943735476

ISBN - 13:9781943735471

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HIGH SCHOOL This is how to runa stick of Chapstick down the black boxeson your scantron so the grading machineskips over wrong answers.This is how to honor roll. Hell,this is how to National Honor Society.This is being voted Most Likely to Marryfor Money or Talks the Most, Saysthe Least for senior superlatives.This is stepping around the kidshaving panic attacks in the hallway.This is being the kid having a panic attackin the hallway. This is making the Awith purple half-moons stampedunder both eyes. We had to try.This is telling the ACT supervisoryou have ADHD to get extra time.Today, the average high school studenthas the same anxiety levels as the average1950s psychiatric patient. We knowthe Pythagorean theorem by heart,but short-circuit when anyone asks us,How are you? We don't know. We don'tknow. That wasn't on the study guide. We usually know the answer,but rarely know ourselves.