Feel Your Way Through by Kelsea Ballerini
Published March 12, 2022
- Title Feel Your Way Through
- Author Kelsea Ballerini
- Year 2021
- Genre Poetry
Deeply emotional and candid, Feel Your Way Through explores the challenges and celebrates the experiences faced by Kelsea Ballerini as she navigates the twists and turns of growing into a woman today. In this book of original poetry, Ballerini addresses themes of family, relationships, body image, self-love, sexuality, and the lessons of youth. Her poems speak to the often harsh, and sometimes beautiful, onset of womanhood. Honest, humble, and ultimately hopeful, this collection reveals a new dimension of Ballerini’s artistry and talent.
I’ve loved Kelsea Ballerini since her first album - which was the very first album I reviewed on here too - so I was fascinated to see her release a book of poetry. Not that far a reach from songwriting, I’m sure, but a different format and it’s own challenge. I’m not a huge fan of poetry, except for those stone cold classics, but I gave it a go.
I listened to the audiobook, and hearing Kelsea read these in her own voice with her own cadence was exactly the way to experience it. Occasionally a burst of emotion would crop out - stories of food disorders and the school shooting she witnessed are brutal but beautifully told - and I just whipped through the book. Wonderful.
Rating: 4 / 5