Tagged with womanhood

Tug on This Thread (a poem)

Tug on This Thread The love you didn’t give me……you were never given…The strength you never showed me……you were never shown… The tears you did not wipeas they rolled down my face……just reminded you ofhow you suffered, alone……and that, so should I… The nourishing foodsseemed like a hassle.The songs……you didn’t remember the words… The dreams,you … Continue reading

Creativity and the Handmade Life

“…”I love my creative life more than I love cooperating with my own oppression.” If we were to abuse our children, Social Services would show up at our doors. If we were to abuse our pets, the Humane Society would come to take us away. But there is no Creativity Patrol or Soul Police if … Continue reading

The Modern, Manufactured Woman

A rant?  A poem?  You chose. The modern manufacturing of the detached, disempowered feminine We try to suppress her cycles with birth control pills. We don’t give her space or support to breastfeed. We expect her to be back at work two weeks after birth. We don’t give her space to feel, grieve, express her … Continue reading

An Ode to the Mother Energy

“According to Shakta Tantric philosophy, Shakti is the the feminine aspect of cosmic energy and considered by many to be Lalita.  She is the primeval creative energy through whose womb the universe is delivered.  The goddess endowed her power of Shakti into the womb of every female, willing her with her most potent Inner Medicine … Continue reading

Womanhood, Sketch #1

“The major challenge for women is that we have knotted ourselves so firmly into the awkward, rhythmless, dissonant, societal system that we can barely breathe — much less think of breaking free from it.” ~ Maya Tiwari in “Women’s Power to Heal” When was it that I learned to be a woman? Was it when … Continue reading