'Ugly' Day of the Girl | Imogen Downes | The English Channel

'Ugly' Day of the Girl | Imogen Downes


In this poem, the poet explains how beauty is used to pacify women when they're defending their basic human rights. She references female genital mutilation, the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh on a Delhi bus, the battery of Ana Gabriela Guevara in Mexico City and the likening of feminists to Nazis. This poem is an uprising.

Imogen is a 19-year-old writer and theatre-maker from Bristol. She fell in love with creating things at a young age and has since performed her original spoken word and theatre pieces across Bristol and the South West. Her work builds bridges between the political, the social, and the personal, with the aim of making the world a more hopeful, open-minded place.