Mary shared it on Twitter, saying:
Not surprising she’s getting such a great response! On top of showing bodies that aren’t photoshopped beyond recognition, she also had some powerful lyrics.
In the song, Mary sings words like, “I know girls who are trying to fit into the social norm/Like squeezing into last year’s prom dress/I know girls who are low rise, mac eye shadow, and binge drinking/I know girls that wonder if they’re disaster and sexy enough to fit in” and “You are worth more than a waistline/You are worth more than beer bottles displayed like drunken artifacts/You are worth more than any naked body could proclaim in the shadows,/More than a man’s whim or your father’s mistake/You are no less valuable as a size 16 than a size 4/You are no less valuable as a 32A than a 36C.”
On Mary’s blog, she wrote about some of her past struggles with acceptance and self-esteem, and then she said, “I made a vow at 21, when I wrote the final edit of the poem, ‘Body Love’ that my self-destructive behavior would end with the birth of this writing.”
As Mary proclaims in her song, “The time has come for us to reclaim our bodies.”
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