8 Feminist Poems To Inspire You When The World Is Just Too Much

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Sometimes you've got to give yourself a moral pep talk to inspire your feminism. And, while there's plenty of conversation about feminism in the age of Trump, sometimes it can be hard to feel personally inspired, no matter how committed to the cause you are. In other words, sometimes, it can be hard to feel like you embody feminism.

And that's despite the fact that today's feminism is more inclusive than ever. Writer and philosopher Katha Pollitt, in the New York Times, writes:

There's a sure-fire way to kick your feminism into high gear, though: make it matter to you. And there's no better way to connect on a personal level than through poetry. These eight poems will do the job.

1"Respect" by Melissa Studdard

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2"The Valleys Are So Lush and Steep" by Trace Peterson

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3"Do Not Speak of the Dead" by Cecilia Llompart

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4"A Woman Is Talking to Death" by Judy Grahn

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5"Maine Coast" by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

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6"Macha" by Monica McClure

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7"Wild Tongue" by Rebecca Seiferle

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8"If You Are Over Staying Woke" by Morgan Parker

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