Beautiful image captured by @jamilareddy 🌺🌺🌺 Just came across this poem on Hellopoetry.com written by JO:
Oh! There it is!
The blood of my Mothers’
My white sheets
Like a bouquet of English roses.
A shame -
Laundry day had
My thighs have been painted
Like my cheeks
When my gaze
Lingers on my body
Too long in the mirror
As I put on my Sunday dress.
The needles in my
Lower back fill my
Uterus with blood -
I am a woman now -
And as such I must
Wake before the sun
And wash my sheets
And my body
Before anyone has a chance
To smell the iron and the shame
Between my legs.
I have never been so
Acutely aware of my body:
My sore breasts feel like
Overripe tomatoes ready to burst,
My stomach bloated and taking up
Space I’m told is not ladylike -
My head throbs, my limbs ache, and
I continue to shed my insides.
How is it I never noticed
The cry of my body before?
A week of blood
Before I have served my sentence
For a woman
Who dared to disobey -
I clean the stains
And wash myself
Away. ~ (https://hellopoetry.com/words/menstruation/) Red blood & period realities - captured by @jamilareddy ✊🏼
The original and vulnerable caption to this photo on her feed is SO WORTH a read - encourage you to check it out. The line below really impacted me though:
“Whenever I feel shame I ask myself: what power do I have that this shame is preventing me from accessing?” 👏🏼♥️
“The script, by first-time director Matthew T. Price and start-up survivor Kelly Morr, is full of knowing and witty contradictions. The team's gender split from the normal dude-bro world of tech is an important subversion that both plays to classic slasher conventions and tips them on their head (so the mandatory shower sequence passes the Bechdel test of female interactions with flying colors). The dialogue is witty, sparky, and brought to best life by Lakis as Devon, the firm's CEO and self-acknowledged second best coder.” - Austin Chronicle
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Felt at peace here except for the countless times the security (all men) kept stopping us cuz we apparently weren’t dressed ‘simple.’ Even got asked to delete a picture lol like wuttt. They also did not say anything to white women who clearly had their hair out for photos.....can y’all just please stop policing Muslim women’s bodies and behaviour🤦🏽♀️ also wearing all @rayhanaco ✨
Sometimes, I wonder what the phenomenon may be,
That anchors us to specific moments in time,
Could it be something simple that underlies everything. Something that, in its raw expression of its simplicity, begets to us all there is that can ever truly be.
It’s the debut of our newest house team, Everyday People! We’ve been so blessed to have a successful training center that turns our students into performers. Welcome to the Villain family, Everyday People! Catch them every other Friday starting tonight!
“De Eerste Kamer der Staten-Generaal zal aanstaande dinsdag 26 juni een definitieve beslissing nemen over het uiterst discriminerende “boerkaverbod.” Afgaande op de eerdere stemmingen die zijn gehouden in de Eerste Kamer, zal er hoogstwaarschijnlijk gestemd worden voor een verbod op het dragen van de niqab.
Moslima’s met niqab zijn dan niet meer welkom in onder andere onderwijsinstellingen, zorginstellingen, het openbaar vervoer en overheidsgebouwen. Ze mogen er niet in en zullen weggestuurd en beboet worden.
(..) Duimschroeven bij moslims worden steeds strakker gedraaid.”
Hizb ut Tahrir Nederland over hoe de aanval op de niqab de hele moslimgemeenschap treft.
#TegenNiqabverbod#Voorkeuzevrijheid |. 📸@leabrisell
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