I am a huge fan of slam poetry/spoken word, whatever you want to call it. I can waste HOUUUUUUURS just watching these funny, moving, sad, inspiring poems.
Anyways, this guy Rafael Casal is incredible, this might be one of my favourite peices ever and I think it's so important to realize the message we are giving our youth.
He made me cry when he mentions "little girls who think that skinny is a compliment". It's so true, I remember the days when I would die of pleasure if someone said I was thin or slim.
How fucked up is that? Shouldn't we do something about it when so many young girls and boys have eating disorders, are depressed, engage in SI?
Here's the link, watch it you'll be glad you did: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsTfCL1Joc&feature=related