Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me

(3 customer reviews)


I always thought being a woman meant being a symbol of strength, perpetual confidence, and having it all together. I am not that. I am random breakdowns, praying in the car with tears, and, “Where the hell are my keys?” A cast iron pot greased in beautiful uglies over open flame, resilient and bold enough to get up and fight again another day. This book of poetry speaks to all the roses growing between cracked pavement, blooming in the sun yet never thirsty.

I am a Creole woman, born in Louisiana, raised in Los Angeles, bayou boogie and back alley in yo face. “What am I” is a question I have been asked at least once every single day. It’s amazing how being blended with everything can make you an outcast everywhere. These poems reflect everything I have been called, answered to and self diagnosed as.

Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me is Ruby red lip stick kisses, hot sauce on home fried catfish and “Who you think you talking to” 18k gold big hoop earrings. It’s a “My mama told yo grandma” recipe of raw reflections in single motherhood, growing pains, love, heartbreak and self discovery.

I am fire and I am flaws, Can’t no woman, woman like me.

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Can’t No Woman, Woman Like Me

  1. Michelle

    This is one of my favorite books!

  2. Penelope Lowder

    This collection of poems by Jessica Gallion is a powerhouse of expression of the strength as well as the fragility of contemporary women. She speaks to the human condition that has reshaped the twenty first century woman to clarify and plant her existence into patriarchal soil, plow up the past, and sow seeds of an unapologetic feminine energy eager to grow and conquer. Her words are power. Her words are truth.

  3. Kina Dennis

    Magnificent writing! Jessica has captured the authenticity of her life through the beautiful art of poetry. She drenches each page with her glorious essence of truth, growth and rise to powerfully claim her womanhood as only she could. Thank you. Peace and blessings!

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