Women Shrinking

Poetry has been slowly growing on me over the past decade.   I used to think that poetry just wasn’t my thing but I’ve discovered some poets of late that I really enjoy.  Christian Wyman, Wendall Berry and Pablo Neruda.  Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Patrick Kavanaugh, e.e. cummings, and several others.  In particular, though, I find that I especially resonate with the spoken word.    If you aren’t familiar with it, it’s poetry spoken out loud and the performance of it is part of the piece.

I saw this spoken word piece last year and it came to mind during a conversation I had with a friend after I wrote Low Visibility Ahead.  I had several conversations following that post that illuminated the vast and various ways that women can feel invisible.  Food (and our “relationship with it”) is definitely one of them.



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