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Reblog : I am Woman, lovelorn

In honor of International Women’s Day, I’m re-posting a prose poem I wrote a few years ago. As always, your thoughts and comments are welcomed below. I am woman. Hear me roar. That’s how the saying goes, right? And yet, you’ve never heard me roar, never so much as a peep or complaint. My mother… Continue reading Reblog : I am Woman, lovelorn

Tower in the Clouds

Rapunzel, Rapunzel…named after the salad green her mother craved during pregnancy, so much so that her doting husband had to break into the neighbouring sorceress’ garden to get her some. Her miraculous recovery after consuming the greens does suggest much required medication, and the sorceress might have just been a medicine woman, a lot like… Continue reading Tower in the Clouds

A Superficial Conformity

Il faut souffrir pour être belle(One must suffer to be beautiful) The purpose of clothing, we are taught, is to protect our extremities from the environment, particularly harsher climatic conditions. Initially, it was natural materials; most popularly, leather. Later on, we started using plant and animal fibre; weaving them into fabric. Based on archaeology, the… Continue reading A Superficial Conformity

Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts, the ever-popular short-tempered character from Carroll’s ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’…A powerful monarch; cruel as she was, she is still a more interesting female lead in literature than most female protagonists who are simply rewarded handsomely for being unboundedly kind and obliging. I still can’t decide if their mutual youthful and beautiful… Continue reading Queen of Hearts

Natural Women

Why do we, as women still succumb to simplistic outdated social dogma? We condone even degradation and objectification, and in most cases persist with our circumstances past it. Necessities aside, and I will address this in a later piece; did our fathers collectively fail us, or our mothers teach us to hide instead of retaliate… Continue reading Natural Women

The Other Half

“Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry”Gloria Steinem. Now here is a powerful statement, one that can be very very easily misconstrued. I will be the first to admit that sometimes, simply looking ‘boyish’ in terms of dressing can be a little cathartic. However, neither this nor the saying above means… Continue reading The Other Half

Of Adam’s Rib

Biblically, the first woman, Eve is said to have been created of a lonely Adam’s rib. The affectionate undertone aside, she seems born of his longing. Her role as his companion is to understand and adhere to his needs, emotions and desires. Secondary to him was her consent. Naturally weaker, she is seduced by the… Continue reading Of Adam’s Rib

A Cover Story

The entire issue of presentation, can be mentally strenuous for girls during formative and puberty years. It isn’t their own fault that they are female, and possess certain physical features that exhibit their sexual maturity. As they grow up, depending on the environment and their own personal preferences, they will work out such nuances practically… Continue reading A Cover Story

A Beautiful Woman

Beauty…what is it? Universally pleasing to the senses, a matter of popular trend, a marketing rouse and therefore simply a mind trick, or is it perhaps borne in the eye of a beholder? What then is beautiful woman? Is she a manifestation of a beauty standard, or perhaps an object of amorous sentiments? A friend… Continue reading A Beautiful Woman