“Shrinking Women” by Lily Myers – a must watch


“You have been taught to grow out. I have been taught to grow in.”

This performance by Lily Myers at the Wesleyan University from the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational is beautifully insightful. This poem was awarded Best Love Poem at the tournament. It has gotten more than 3 million views on YouTube. More women need to see this!

Watch this piece and reflect on it. How empowered are you? What drives you forward, what holds you back? Are you one of those shrinking women?

I won’t give any more away. Let’s talk some more in the comments section. Let me know what you think!

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