What does poetry have to do with women’s clothes?
The answer, as always, is fashion.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, poet Amanda Palmer spoke about how poetry has changed women’s fashion since the 1970s, when women first started wearing clothing that represented their femininity.
“Poetry changed everything for me, and I’m grateful to my friends, and to myself,” she said.
“I don’t think I would have ever been able to write poetry if I had not worn this dress.
And that was when it was really, really easy to be who I was and express myself through this style.
I’m happy I wore it because I felt like I was showing that I was confident.”
In an interview with New York Magazine, Amanda Palmer discussed how her personal fashion choices in the 1970, ’80s, and ’90s affected the way women dressed.
“Women of my generation had the power and the freedom to dress whatever they wanted,” she wrote.
“They didn’t need to be in a certain way to be fashionable.
And as the years passed, the fashion industry started pushing women to dress like a certain image, so I started wearing skirts, so they could be seen as being ‘safe.'”
The New Yorker asked how that message had changed since then.
“There was a sense of being unsafe, that there was something wrong with me for being able to wear a skirt, so the first thing I did was try to put a label on it.
That was when I started thinking about how to take care of my body.
And it was a really radical act for me.”
She continued: “My body was just like a piece of meat, and it had to be fed.
It was always going to be there, but it had become so full of stuff that I couldn’t eat it.
So I wanted to take the power out of the way, to put it into a container and take it somewhere else.””
I realized that it was not just a piece I was eating, but I was literally eating it, and if I wasn’t, I was destroying it.”
In a new interview with Vogue, Palmer spoke more about her experiences as a transgender woman and the impact of her personal choices on her clothes.
“I was so self-conscious about my appearance that I never really wanted to wear anything else, and my body was so full that I could never really eat it,” she explained.
“It was always there, and there was always something wrong about me for not being able.
So, I started putting labels on it, like, ‘OK, I can’t be who everyone wants me to be.
I don’t have to be a dresser.’
And then, it was like, I’ve done this for 40 years.
This is my style, and this is what I want.
And I think the power of that was really powerful for me to say, ‘This is who I am, and we are together.'””
So, if you are going to wear clothes, you have to embrace yourself, embrace your body, and you have got to love yourself, and all of that is really important to me.””
If I was a model, I’d have to wear these things, and that would make me look like a whore, and no one would be interested in me.”
But not everyone feels that way.
Amanda Palmer’s story is emblematic of a larger problem with the fashion world, where fashion brands are pushing women into what they think is ‘safe’ and ‘acceptable’ clothing.
And the backlash is happening in a way that has been echoed in the public sphere.
In recent years, women have protested outside of fashion stores, with some saying that their clothing choices have become less supportive of their gender identity.
For example, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll found that a majority of American women surveyed think their clothing and style choices are less supportive and less supportive for gender expression, and a majority believe that the fashion community is not listening to their voices.
In a recent piece for The Atlantic, Caitlyn Jenner addressed the issue of fashion labels, and the way they have been perceived by some of the women who choose to wear the clothes.
She said:”My clothing is not my business.
It is not for me.
It belongs to the industry, and is used for their profit, and then is sold by people who are not my customers.
I have never seen myself as a model.
I am not even a dancer.
I work out every day, I am in the gym, I take care.
And yet, I’m seen as an object.
That’s just how I am.
It’s just not okay.”
Many fashion brands have been quick to respond to the criticism.
The company Uniqlo, for one, said in a statement:”We have been actively engaged with our employees and customers to create products that reflect our values and mission, including gender diversity.