When one of her poems is shared more than a million times on Chinese social media, Xiuhua Yu’s life changes overnight. Disabled by cerebral palsy, Yu has worked her entire life on her parentsâ€™ small rural farm, stuck in an unhappy arranged marriage. Her poetry initially serves not only as a means of exploring feelings of desire and longing, but as an escape from the drudgery of day to day life. As she gains in popularity, her poems become a gateway to fame, wealth and greater independence. We follow Yu over the course of a year on this transformative journey, at once moving and painful, towards greater artistic and personal freedom.