Thursday, October 24, 2013
How Not to Be a Shrinking Woman
I don't know Lily Myers, whose YouTube clip follows, but I know lots of 'Lily Myers'. She is strong and powerful as she describes her mother and herself and the culture which helped to shape her, for better and for worse. She is painfully aware of eating disorders and the grip they can have on us.
Please watch it. But don't blame your mothers, or your grandmothers, just as you can't blame them for the cancer and diabetes genes they pass on to you.
And make your voice heard--please don't keep silent, waiting for all the others to share their seemingly more important thoughts.
What did you think of her poetry?