Having a body that differs from society’s beauty standards is no walk in the park.
Anyone with thunder thighs can attest to that. They garner unwanted attention; they’re disrespected in foul ways.
But it isn’t all bad.
Watch Desireé Dallagiacomo reflect on the attention, the abuse, and the generosity that her thighs have witnessed in this slam poem.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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Desireé Dallagiacomo is a 24-year old slam poet from New Orleans. Desireé teaches performance and writing workshops with the Recovery School District, Centre for the Arts, and WordPlay Teen Writing Project. She is studying creative writing at the University of New Orleans, where she is the sole recipient of the Ryan Chigazola Poetry Scholarship. She is the 2013 Southwest Shootout Regional Slam Champion and she has competed in multiple national and international poetry slams. Her work can be found in The Allen Review, Ampersand Journal, Ellipsis, Tandem, Word Dance, and other publications.