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Bougie Bitch Poetry

Bougie Bitch Poetry

Poems For The Misunderstood And Chronically Underestimated Woman

ByLaura WizeJanuarie York

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Bougie Bitch Poetry: Poems for the misunderstood and chronically underestimated woman. How do you form self-identity when it’s already been assigned to you? Society proclaims, "you can't judge a book by its cover", but often does. Day after day, women are judged and prejudiced based on uninformed assumptions. Women everywhere, particularly black women are caged inside unfair perceptions and locked into societal standards and expectations forced upon them. Growing up in a “hood adjacent” suburb under the guise of the Pentecostal church where gender roles and rules of engagement are staunchly defined, Laura Wize learned early that she wasn’t quite square enough to fit inside the boxes constructed for her. From then and even until now, in her mid-thirties, she knows what it means to be misunderstood and chronically underestimated. “Who does this bougie bitch think she is sitting there distinguishably dressed, sipping lattes, and existing without visible pain?” Well, if rejecting societal norms, being authentic, and setting boundaries justify identifying a woman as a “Bougie Bitch”, Laura Wize proudly accepts, proclaims, and reclaims it. With powerful words, concepts, and perspectives, the author throws the preassigned identity of “Bougie Bitch” back in society’s face by weaving thought-provoking poetry with constructive commentary. Who does she think she is? She’s just a “Bougie Bitch” trying to live and something about that bothers some people. Can she live? Can we all live?


Publication Date
May 20, 2022
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Laura Wize, Foreword by: Januarie York, Edited by: Kimberly "DuWaup" Bolden


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Interior Color
Black & White
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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