Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lily Myers (March 19, 2014) (Feminist Paper Doll Project 2014)

March 19, 2014
Lily Myers 

In her 2013 spoken word poem "Shrinking Women", Lily Myers confronts the paradigm that in her family as in many other families, women, females, girls are taught take minimal space whereas men, males, boys are given ample room as well as that not taken up by the females. 

Although she meant for this poem to go no further that the audience in front of her that evening, the youtube link (here: has received well over 3 million hits and lots of news and blog press. She has touch the raw nerve to be a young woman longing but afraid to take up all her space.

Read her interview at the show Here & Now here:

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