She started out as outspoken barista in Seattle. Not only did she have problems with her weight but her sexuality, religion, and abuse. As a release of her emotions she started performing and writing spoken word poetry, and now she is even how we shouldn’t be held in bondage by our reflection in the mirror, and that we shouldn’t be looking to the media for an image of perfection. She sings how we can’t change, and we shouldn’t change for others’ sake. You may have heard of this lovely lady her name Is Mary Lambert. In many ways Lambert isn’t your typical major label pop artist; inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken word performers she is a brutally candid writer who deals directly in her art with such past traumas as being raised in a strict religious household, abusing drugs and alcohol, before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Surviving abuse from her father, and being tormented by her weight. Lambert always wanted to be a performer but figured it was a long shot. Growing up poor in Everett Washington, she began playing piano and writing songs at age 6; taught herself to play guitar at 10; and fell in love with spoken word artists as a teen. She studied classical composition at Seattle’s Carnage College of the Arts, and planned to be a middle school music teacher. She says “Yes I would have love to sustain myself through my art, but less than a billion musicians gets that life. So rather than being like I’m the exception! like a moron, I thought I’d go and get a real job.” At 19 Lambert experienced a pivotal moment where she discovered spoken word poetry. She became obsessed. She says, “ I knew I had to do it, that it was another part of me that needed to be explored.” In 2008 she represented Seattle in the Brave New Voices National Poetry Competition, which was filmed for HBO. She also won Seattle’s Grand Slam poetry competition in 2011, and has since then independently released a book of poetry titled “500 Tips for Fat Girls”. In one interview Lambert says “This is going to sound so stupid, but I care so much about humanity. Humanity can be really ugly but I think it can be repaired. We are so worried about judgment, we end up judging other people. The moment you make yourself become vulnerable by saying I hate the way I look, or I wonder how the world would be if I was dead. Things change, most people if not all have had those type of feelings so why can’t we say it? When you are honest about who you are, you build bridges, and that is what I am trying to do.” This inspiring young singer, poet, and actress lives her life just out of grasp from society, as she persuades others to accept who they are as well.