British poet and spoken word artist Holly McNish performs her poem about hypocritical social attitudes toward nursing in public in the fast-paced Embarrassed, a film directed by Jake Dypka. The film was produced for C4's Random Acts series of creative shorts. You'll want to watch the short several times to fully grasp its much-nuanced narrative.
Jake Dypka x Hollie McNish - Embarrassed from RANDOM ACTS on Vimeo.
Text of Poem
The poem "Embarrassed" can be found in McNish's collection Nobody Told Me (Black Friars Books, April 2016), which is described as a memoir about parenthood in poetry and prose. (The collection is available as an e-book, too.) Forthcoming is McNish's Cherry Pie collection (Burning Eye Books, April 2017).
A 2009 UK Slam Poetry champion, McNish is the first poet to record at London's Abby Road Studios; her CD Versus is available at iTunes and Amazon.
Part of the poetry collective Point Blank Poets, McNish also is co-writer, with Sabrina Mahfouz, of the play Offside, which will begin performances this March in London, Edinburgh, and other locations.
Holly McNish Profile at The Poetry Society
"Hollie McNish: The Things New Mothers Aren't Always Told", BBC Magazine, October 17, 2016