Self-Love for Small Town Girls is a collection of stunning poetry and prose that seeks to define the loaded question of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. As women, we create lives with our bodies but often do not have autonomy over our own. We create worlds with our words yet struggle to be heard. Collectively, we yearn for the right to be treated with compassion and equity in our public and private spaces. The path to self-love is seldom a smooth one, especially for those who have further to travel. Self-Love for Small Town Girls is a book for anyone seeking the best and brightest version of themselves. Spanning decades of growth through self-analysis and introspection, Self-Love for Small Town Girls is Lang’s most personal and stunning collection to date.

This review was published in the DEC/FEB 2024 issue of The Art of Healing.