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Blythe Baird’s If My Body Could Speak is a celebration of girlhood and all of its struggles and triumphs.

In poems that dig deep into sexuality, acceptance of the body, survival of trauma, and learning to love yourself in spite of everything telling you not to, Baird’s voice is a rich addition to her generation. Searing, soaring, and heartbreaking, If My Body Could Speak balances the softness of femininity with the sharpness that girls are forced to become.

Includes poems such as "Girl Code 101", "When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny", and "Pocket-Sized Feminism" that have been watched by millions online.

©2019 Blythe Baird (P)2020 Button Publishing Inc.

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Beautiful. Raw. Real.

Absolutely heart-breaking and hopeful. I work with teens and I’m going to buy several copies and hand them out—too important not to share.

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Amazing!!

Blythe is a beautiful writer and thank you for helping me feel less alone <3

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Amazing!

The performance of this book was awesome. I appreciated the authentic worldview of the author. Her story and poetry are engaging and you will want to listen to continuously!

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Absolutely beautiful

It's like my life written in a book. Beyond my expectations. I absolutely love poems and poetry books.

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powerful.

the woman who wrote these poems is the strongest woman to ever exist. thank you for being.