Rachel Wiley: Nothing Is Okay (Button Poetry)



S helped me learn to love myself a little each ay I read this the night that I got it and stayed up until I finished it It was perfection I even read one of the poems to a few of my friends on Snapchat I am in love with this poetry book Rachel Wiley is a phenomenal poet Rachel Wiley s poetry is simply amazingShe is sharp blunt even harsh when needed and I can guarantee that you will find at least one or two poems you can totally relate to but probably much than that Her words have the power to make you smirk and nod your head but also to look eeply into yourself and into the world around you They vary from outburst of rage and frustration to pungent critiues of society always extremely spot on In case you haven t already go find her performances on facebook or youtube the way she reads her poems is incredibly passionate and moving Every now and then a line or a poem would get inside me and I would love Rachel for all the ways she is me and all the ways she is not Stunning cutting poetry from a very talented writer Really incisive and poignant Ms Wiley clearly writes from the heart and is a wonderful voice for women everywher. Ritiue of culture and a celebration of self A fat positive activist Wiley's work soars and challenges the bounds of bodies and hearts and the ways we carry them.

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Rachel has a way with words and feelings that make you at times want to hug her and other times want to BE her It s the joys and pain and all the relatable struggles that nobody talks about finally given voice through perfect prose This is very necessary Rachel Willey is life She speaks to the girl in me that was shamed for getting seconds And thirds And reassures her that shes beatuiful and loved If only I had these books growing up Now I have a aughter of my own to empower Rachel Wiley s poetry is just what is needed to empower women everywhere Made me giggle and cry Absolutely brilliant read I love all of the poems in this book Some are a little sad some happy all of the feelings you should be getting from good poetry I m a huge fan of Rachel Wiley s spoken word videos There is so much passion in them I was afraid her book would fall flat but I was wrong Being able to read the poems myself allowed me to savor every beautiful word and emotion If you are a woman an outsider or existing between you want this book I am in complete and utter praise Rachel embodies every positive ray of sunshine that needs to soak into the you. Nothing is Okay is the second full length poetry collection by Rachel Wiley whose work simultaneously econstructs the lies that we were taught about our bodies.

Nger generations She gives us insight to her mixed world where men abuse their positions in an attempt to have her succumb As a fellow fat girl who has fallen prey to the ridiculousness that my body is something to fetishize or that you like big women allows you the right to touch me or any woman like me A great thank you to Rachel for sharing pieces of herself with readers You are glorious Rachel revel in it This book helped me have some ifficult conversations with people in my family after having asked them to read some of the poems I have read it no less than 10 times and every time I Hunter Killer (Pike Logan do aifferent poem or a Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, different line moves me than the first time I read it Beautiful Make sure you watch the videos so you can imagine the author reading the poems Rachel s poetry is amazing Her radical self love and strength in knowing she is beautiful and worthy of love EXACTLY the way she is has impacted me at a core level Iemand that ever femme I know watch her perform her work and I gift her books every chance I get Her poetry is the kind that will be the reason some young girl The Friend Zone decides to keep fighting for oneay I know her work ha. And our beings and builds new ways of viewing ourselves As she Flying Scotsman Manual delves into ueerness feminism fatnessating and race Wiley molds these topics into a punching

Rachel Wiley is a performer poet feminist and fat positive activist from Columbus Ohio Rachel has represented Columbus at multiple National Poetry Slam Competitions and was a finalist twice in 2011 She is on staff at Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and the co hostco founder of the Columbus ueer Open Mic She has toured nationally performing at slam venues colleges and festivals Her work has appeared on Upworthy The Huffington Post The Militant Baker and Everyday Feminism2019 Ohioana Book Award – Winner Readers’ Choice