Our bodies deserve more than to be war-torn and collateral
Offering this fuckdom as a pathetic means to say
“I only know how to exist when I’m wanted”
Girls like us are hardly ever wanted, you know
We’re used up and sad and drunk and
Perpetually waiting by the phone for someone to pick up
And tell us that we did good
Well, you did good.
That’s part of Mary Lambert‘s Body Love, spoken word that every woman should hear. Mary is an inspiration to women who feel they don’t fit in. The queer, curvy singer-songwriter who wrote She Keeps Me Warm, contributed to the chorus of Macklemore’s Same Love, the first hip hop single that addresses LGBT rights on such a large scale. Through many of her lyrics, Mary tells us we are beautiful and loveable no matter what we look like or who we love, and that we can be successful as an artist even if we don’t fit in the conventional box.
The 24 year old is a Seattle based artist who creates emotionally charged songs to the point where her shows are safe spaces to cry at. In her music, Mary has touched on topics such as being sexually abused as a child, being depressed at age 8 and her tumultuous relationship with the church as part of the LGBT community. Expelled from the church when she was just 6 because her mother came out as a lesbian, these days Mary has reconciled with her religion and practices Christianity as a proud lesbian.
Listen to Mary’s EP, Letters Don’t Talk, here.