Maria is a poet and activist living in Houston, Texas who Mitra spent a few days with.  Mitra got to meet some of Maria’s family, hung out with her pets and ate delicious food during her time with Maria. For Maria’s whole life all she has wanted was breasts. Big breasts to be specific. This story follows the poet, Maria from childhood to adolescence to womanhood.  In this piece you heard poetry from book Poetic Confessions Vol 1 and more.  To learn more about Maria’s work you can check out her website.  Maria is also the co-founder of The National Women with Disabilities Empowerment Forum. ___________________________________________________________________

Produced with help by Julia Alsop and editorial support by Kelsey Padgett. Editorial advising by Molly Osberg on the Bodies mini-season. Bodies beats produced by Allen Watts.