Oct. 2, 2013 by Olivia Drake
Lily Myers ’15, a member of WeSlam, performed a poem about her family that has received more than 1.7 million views on YouTube.
The poem, titled “Shrinking Women,” won Best Love Poem at the 2013 College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational in April, and expresses the pressure women feel to take up less and less space, to be quiet, to be small and to eat sparingly.
Fellow slam poet Evan Okun ’13 said, “Her piece exemplifies Wesleyan’s progressive thinking, innovative writing, and emotional honesty when it comes to Slam Poetry.”
Watch the video below: