Unvarnished: Bless Her Heart, And Her Strength, Too


Taylor Williams grew up in the South, where social graces are enforced and “bless your heart” is said unironically.

She moved to New York in her 20s and experienced a bit of culture shock. Unwanted cat calls and profane gestures ignited the feminist inside, and Taylor sees things differently now.

Phrases like “he didn’t mean anything by it,” and “you should take it as a compliment,” are no longer an excuse.

Taylor is a confident woman, and she explains that her strength and swagger come from within.

She tells her story in the wake of the election, hoping to be an ally for those who feel like they aren’t being heard and represented.

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