shades of color

the shades of color –prejudices,perceived disgust –which rule our worldbreak and bind our hearts. black and white,shades in between,define our limits – our cages – forever chainedto damaged stereotypesthat muffle our shouts. spectrum of rainbowsbright and vibrantof soulful truth – of personal truth – dulled by grey skiesthreatening to rainand drown out beauty. blue andContinue reading “shades of color”

One World, Two Different Girls

I wear my hair back,face make-up free,my legs are constantly tappingwithin my loose jeans. I wear my hair long,a hint of blush on my cheeks,my legs still within my heels,skirts swish around my thighs. Sweat does not bother me,not when I run or when I playwith the boys in soccerand I laugh when I score.Continue reading “One World, Two Different Girls”

Female Warrior

of dainty fingers and long hairunbound, smiles in the wind,with dreams of maidenhood,marriage and children. bloody fingers and chopped hairthrown into a ponytail, pain etchedin the slight wrinkles of her smile,dreams of happiness and building a future. brick by brick,calloused hands lift up the world,a platform for the free-form menand the women beneath, the foundationcrumblingContinue reading “Female Warrior”

Old Prejudices

We live in a world torn apart by prejudices. A world torn apart by divisions between genders. Between colors. Between each other. Women received the right to vote in America on August 18, 1920 with the passing of the 19th Amendment. Old prejudices have not changed. In households, traditions are upheld. In mine, women cook,Continue reading “Old Prejudices”

Just a Conversation: Male and Female Inequality

What has always fascinated me is the duality between male and female inequality. It is even more ironic to think about how our country was founded on equality, yet the abject and abysmal human nature has converted invisible straight lines into complex knots. We can accept we will never achieve true equality between both gendersContinue reading “Just a Conversation: Male and Female Inequality”

Pink Is Not Our Color

Pink is not our color,You can’t expect us to simply comply.We live among dragons who breathe fire,Yet we are supposed to sweep their mess and cry. Pink is not our color,We are ladies of a thousand butterfly wings.Don’t tell us we are fragile,Else we might butcher your tyrannical kings. Pink is not our color,We areContinue reading “Pink Is Not Our Color”

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity has been become more often used in everyday conversations as feminism and awareness grows in society. However, before I begin this article, I would like to say that not all men exhibit toxic masculinity. I do not want this article to grossly stereotype all men has having aspects of toxic masculinity. There areContinue reading “Toxic Masculinity”

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