Sylvia Plath, the Brontë sisters, anonymous 8-year-old school girl. They all have one thing in common: their famous feminist literature has taken the world by storm.
What are we talking about? A child in year three has been dubbed the "Gen Z Sylvia Plath" after a feminist poem she supposedly wrote made its way on to social media via her proud teacher.
The articulate and emotionally charged poem, titled The True Feminine, is nothing short of a masterpiece and is bound to be hanging in pride of place on the family fridge right now.
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According to Distractify, the child’s teacher was so impressed by the poem that she had to post it online (because there aren't enough gold star stickers in the world).
"Take a moment to read this poem written today by one of my students. One of my THIRD GRADE students. She wrote it at recess – no prompt, just free flowing thought," wrote the teacher.
Written on white paper in green and blue pencil, the 8-year-old’s poem begins by referencing a famous rhyme:
"I am not sugar and spice and everything nice. I am music, I am art. I am a story."
Then the young poet kicks it up a notch: "I am a church bell, gonging out wrongs and rights and normal nights. I was baby. I am child. I will be mother."
Then with amazing insight and awareness she delivers the punchy line: "I don’t mind being considered beautiful, I do not allow that to be my definition."
Gobsmacked! But it's when the young girl concludes her inspiring poem on a stunning metaphor, that the goosebumps really kick in.
"I am a rich pie strong with knowledge. And I will not be eaten."
It’s hard to believe that a girl as young as 8 created this masterpiece on her own. Of course it could have been fabricated, but Twitter doesn’t seem to care, people just love the poem’s message. Comments have flooded American woman, Arabelle Sicardi's Twitter post, after she found the original poem online and shared it.
At the end of the day, we don't care who the author of the poem is - an 8-year-old-genius or not - what we care about is the poem's perfect message. So go on and be "the true feminine" you are, rich pie!