Best of 2016 #1: Blythe Baird – “Pocket-Sized Feminism”

Best of 2016 #1:
Blythe Baird – “Pocket-Sized Feminism”

“Once, my dad informed me sexism is dead and reminded me to
always carry pepper spray in the same breath.”

Finishing up our year-end countdown of the top poems of the year on Button Poetry’s channel, our final entry, the most-viewed poem of the year, is Blythe Baird’s “Pocket-Sized Feminism.” Congratulations Blythe!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views. Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel!


Best of 2016 #4: Blythe Baird – “For the Rapists Who Called Themselves Feminist”

Best of 2016 #4:
Blythe Baird – “For the Rapists Who Called
Themselves Feminist”

“You call this rape culture, I call it this morning.”

Heading into the new year, we’re counting down the top-viewed videos on Button from 2016! Coming in fourth on the list,  “For the Rapists Who Called Themselves Feminist” by Blythe Baird. Congratulations Blythe!

Note: This countdown list only covers a small fraction of the brilliant artists who let us share their work on our channel this year, and is by no means a definitive list of the “best” poems, simply the ones that got the most views. Take some time and check out more from the past year on our channel!


Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (1M Views!)

“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you to go the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird on topping ONE MILLION views on this amazing poem. Check out more from Blythe here and here.



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“Paradise is a world where everything is a sanctuary and nothing is a gun.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button playlist, featuring the top-viewed recent videos on the Button YouTube Channel. Today’s additions: Danez Smith, Blythe Baird & Taylor Seaberg. Congratulations poets!
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Blythe Baird – “For The Rapists Who Called Themselves Feminist”


Performing at Button Poetry Live.

“You call this rape culture, I call it this morning.”

Don’t miss this great poem from Blythe Baird, performing at Button Poetry Live. If you’re in the Twin Cities, make sure to check out our next show!
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Blythe Baird – “When the Fat Girl Gets Skinny” (500K Views!)

Blythe Best of Button Website

“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you to go the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Congratulations to Blythe Baird on reaching 500,000 views on her poem! Check out more of Blythe’s work here and here.

Make sure to check out our books, t-shirts and more in the Button Store!

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Blythe Best of Button Website

“If you develop an eating disorder when you are already thin to begin with, you to go the hospital. If you develop an eating disorder when you are not thin to begin with, you are a success story.”

Don’t miss this week’s Best of Button Playlist, featuring the hottest recent videos on the Button YouTube channel. Updated every week! Today’s additions: Blythe Baird and a group piece from the House Slam team. Congratulations poets!