"Dear Girl" by Aija Mayrock
Thank you NetGalley for a free audiobook in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is the first time that I had ever listened to poetry spoke out loud. I was a very cool experience to hear the emphasis of important words and lines within each poem.
As an overall collection, I wish I read this as a young girl. There are so many inspiring moments throughout the book that I would bookmark almost every page. But this book isn't all happy and positive. Mayrock reminds us that being a women can be very hard and trying, but we all need to come together to support other women instead of tearing eachother down.
Overall, I recommend this to all readers, regardless of gender. Mayrock addresses everyone in this book and I believe that everyone should listen.
"From a poet and celebrated spoken-word performer comes a debut poetry collection that takes readers on an empowering, lyrical journey exploring truth, silence, wounds, healing, and the resilience we all share.
Dear Girl is a journey from girlhood to womanhood through poetry
It is the search for truth in silence
The freeing of the tongue
It is deep wounds and deep healing
And the resilience that lies within us
It is a love letter
To the sisterhood"