Many know Mary Lambert because of her work with Macklemore on the track "Same Love". Lesser known is the fact that her "part" in that song actually is the chorus of one of her own songs called "She Keeps Me Warm". Mary Lambert, as a singer, is amazing. But she is not just a singer. She is a singer, a poet, an activist. She's the real deal and the more I learn of her the more I love her.
I'm not a big fan of crying. Actually, I really hate crying. Or at least, being seen as a cryer. But I will be upfront and say that I honestly bawled the first time I heard Lambert's song "I Know Girls". Why? Because it's like, in the midst of the increasing wave of "Girl Power" anthems, Lambert's song is one of the first to come out and just hit you in the face with the issues behind the anthems. The reasons girls and women of all ages, ethnicities, and classes struggle every day to even look at themselves in the mirror without loathing. I've not yet reached the "girl power" level. How about just being able to find the strength to see another day?