Daily Dose of Craziness

One-a-day selected alternative projects, mail art, performance scores, subverted street art and more by multi-disciplinary mixed media conceptual artist Jennifer Weigel. Check back every day for a new work from a totally random, open-theme.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In My Shoes

I’ve been demonized for being fat.
I’ve been criticized for being thin.
I’m sick of all the starlets saying beauty lies within.

When you’re working the red carpet,
Graded by the latest trends,
Just ask yourself if the means ever justify the ends.

Chorus:
‘Cause until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes
Please don’t even dare to think that you can cure me of my blues.

When you’re catwalking the runway,
A hollow focus in your eyes,
You’re selling more than just a look so please don’t patronize.

I’m plagued by insecurities.
Self-doubts confound my soul.
I yearn to be accepted for who I am as a whole.

Chorus:
But until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes
Please don’t even dare to think that you can cure me of my blues.

I’ve been chastised for
My sex, my race, my age, my weight,
My pain, my fear, my love, my hate,
My sin, my rage, my mental state,
Will this turmoil always be my fate?

Chorus:
So until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes
Please don’t even dare to think that you can cure me of my blues.
Yeah, until you’ve walked a mile in my shoes,
Please don’t even dare to think that you can cure me of my blues.

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