Imaginary world

A creative approach to life adds happiness Speaking to the emotions in my imaginary world Having a voice for further inspiration To explore outside the stock roles for a woman Escaping heterosexual marriage and Cinderella plots Or Sleeping Beauty trapped in a thicket Uncovering all of their personalities For new beginnings and fresh endings No…

Soft as a maiden

Soft as a maiden fair as Venus innocence allures dazzles like a pearl with quick breath her lover comes while she talks and laughs at him kissing her hand an arm snaked around her neck like a vision words swelled in her breast his blood was hot as he pressed her backward the kind words…

Daughter of the moon

Daughter of the moon, caressed hills and valleys are fleeting until empty guilt finds you laying your head on his chest; her hand was warm and soft, he kissed her eyelids, searching for a connection now his passion had ebbed; even the darkness cannot hide the fact they are strangers; she was seeking love, his…

Feminist Friday – defining feminism

I began with a search of my university library for books on feminism. What I was looking for was the definitive text that wrapped all you would ever need to know about feminism into a handful of easy to read chapters. I discovered that much has been written about feminism and feminist theory, yet attempts…

Feminist Friday – discovering feminism

I clearly remember the day I first heard the word ‘feminism’. I was in junior high school and my social science teacher was explaining to us about civil rights and equality. Somewhere in the discussion she mentioned feminism. She said it was the next major battle to be fought after the civil rights movement. She…

She blushed, not knowing why

She blushed, not knowing why she had sunk so low, or looked so pretty; woman, turning quickly her hand being urged, eyes filled with tears for there is only one thing a young man wants around his waist — a kiss from her lips, undone.

Friday Feminism – the US election and anti-feminism

For this week’s Friday Feminism post I want to talk about the rise of anti-feminist sentiment, particularly following the results of the US election. As an outside observer (I’m not from the US) this seemed to be an election campaign in which feminism had it’s strongest voice ever. However as the first election results came…