Posts Tagged ‘double standards’

savannahAnd that’s the longest headline we’ve ever put on a post – hope it flagged you down.

Savannah Brown is a young American poet from Ohio living in London. She is articulate, anxious, honest and charming.

She is brutally frank about being a woman, being a writer, self image and awareness, and the human experience generally including how we relate to each other. She is also something of an internet sensation, with millions of views of her channel, making her one of the few poets in the world who actually make a living from their work, we suspect. And she’s only 19. Ye Gods, what might she achieve in the next 50 years?

You will be aware, Dear Reader, that we have complained before about the ludicrously different standards applied to women and men in our society. The difference, for example, between the way we view the public display of our bodies.

Anyhow, Savannah has fired off about the difference between men and women when it comes to sexuality, the total disconnect between expressed male attitudes and male desires, and it is raw, and truthful, and stark, and utterly convincing. “I am a Slut” isĀ also damn good poetry, and a breathtakingly impressive performance.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for her work from here on in.

 

 

And Sav’s new book “Graffiti (and other poems)” was launched just half an hour ago (as we write) and can be pre-ordered here for under ten pounds plus postage. Looking forward to reading it.