Wearing My Mother's Heart

Wearing My Mother's Heart
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October 10, 2023
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Performance poet Sophia Thakur offers a powerful new collection touching on intergenerational relationships, finding your voice, and what it means to be a woman.

In her heartfelt second poetry collection, Sophia Thakur takes us on an emotionally charged journey through the lives of women in the past and considers what it means to be a woman today. Exploring topics such as identity, race, politics, mental health, and self-love, she weaves together the voices of a grandmother, mother, and daughter and examines how previous generations have given us the freedom to speak out. Encompassing love from first crush to breakup, as well as the history that comes before us and the brave moments that make us, this collection will resonate with all young women as they approach the joys and pain of adulthood.

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What worked: Beautifully written poetry collection that shows intergenerational family relationships through past and present. What I especially loved about this collection has to be the underlying theme of empowerment. Many different topics are explored which include identity, race, mental health, and self-love.

Some of my favorite poems:

Icarus Servicing Britain uses the symbolism of an eagle to show colonization.

When We Meet in Paris is a beautifully choreographed dance to meeting a first love

Spring in Ends is a tribute to Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Attempt-Grandma where a granddaughter listens to her uncle go on about a 'better' time and that women need to leave feminism aside and focus on home. Only she speaks up.

This collection of poetry is woven together to bring voices from the past and present today. I loved the shout-outs to Toni Morrison and the women who have come before, paving the way for their daughters. There's also mention of mental health and a shout-out to men.

A love letter to young readers on finding their voice. This collection of poetry is empowering for all.
Good Points
1. Love letter to young readers on finding their voice
2. Empowering message
3. Intergenerational family relationships
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