Gender Letter


Gender Letter

From the New York Times

Meet GENDER LETTER from the NY TIMES, a weekly series on women, gender, pop culture and everything in between .
They focus on everything from Stormy Daniels and equality to deep heart felt poetry.

Below is one of those such poems ..

Mind was a prison, ruby lined in its lipstick noir — everything woman I was expected to be, trapped between papered walls. What they said to do, I did not but only levitated at the burning,the body a water in which I drowned, the life a windshield dirty with love. What they said to think, I thought not but instead made my mind into a birdcage with wings.

Poem by Layli Long Soldie
Photographs by Cig Harvey

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