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This brings to mind at a moment at school the other day. Our very biology text book has section on hormones and the science behind weight and the chemicals behind it. There was a page and a half devoted to obesity. And a small paragraph for being underweight. That moment made me think of this poem where a very hard truth first hit me about my own body and what I punish myself for all the time. That I am encouraged to do by society.

Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (NPS 2015)

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This is short, simple and conveys so many things it should not be possible. It means so much to me in so many different ways. More than anything though, it’s the woman who speaks it. She is the epitome of strength and power, of what she’s talking about and it creates a perfect story that I am happy to hear time and time again.

Melissa Newman-Evans – “9 Things I Would Like to Tell to Every Teenage Girl”

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First time I watched this, it nearly brought tears to my eyes in so many ways. It’s hilarious and oh so true. For that I will always love rewatching it now. Except that with a touchy relationship with my own father I can’t help but regret what I don’t quite have. However, I do happen to have it with my brother, this would be his type of lines.

Jesse Parent – “To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter”

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This one is for those without a different setting, that live in their world and only want that. What others want for them, for females, in irrelevant and this spoken word poet is amazing at getting that message of feminism and being your own self better than most I’ve seen. This poem of hers is one I watch again and again. I’m also sure Harry Potter fans will appreciate it.

Brenna Twohy – “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them” (NPS 2014)

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These girls are some of my favourite performers of all the Button Poetry series. They are absolutely wonderful and strong and empowering. As is supposed to be. This one in particular is powerful for woman. Now to let the poem speak for itself.

National Poetry Slam Finals 2014 – “Say No”