Fun, special, self-love, self assured and successful… these are all things we strive for in our life, well most of us anyway, and the women play a large role in how we feel about ourselves. No I am not suggesting a blame game, I am suggesting looking at how you feel about yourself and how it reflects what you see in the women around you.
My poetry is mostly about women, about our, my, struggle with feeling I am worthy to take up space. My struggle to understand the world around me and how it affects how I feel about me. Yes I know we aren’t supposed to allow the world around us to dictate how we feel about ourselves but the world around us does shape our lives, does tell us – to some degree – what it means to be a woman.
I am celebrating triple fold this month and at the fore front is Women’s History Month and with that celebration I am going to be sharing daily a women centered poetry prompt – that you can link up your blog post to – and a woman in history. I am also doing a Raffle for you to enter for your chance to win a personal poem written by me.
With everything that is going on in the world and especially in our own backyards, I think it is important to remember those that fought for our, women’s, rights. They fought hard and kept on fighting, each in their own way, to bring equality to their environment.
Now we have politicians trying to take those rights back and I think it is even more important that we remember those women that came before you and maybe they will inspire you to take action, great or small, in your life and in your community.
You and I can help in making sure the women fighting for our rights and not allowing our rights to be taken away again, and continue to help bring equality for all women – I will donate $1.00 for every full priced purchase of my ebooks, Dancing within Shadow and Wild Woman Waking, from the royalties to Feminist.com. Now don’t let that name scare you off. Feminism has been given a bad rap over the years but basically they are there to help women live complete and full lives with all the rights that are entitled to every human being. Check out their website to see more of the wonderful things they do to help women everywhere.
Come back daily to see what poetry prompts, women’s quotes, trivia, resources, and books I will be sharing here and on social media.
Who is/was the most influential woman in your life? How did they inspire you to feel better about yourself, go after your desires, and live a passionate life (are you living a passionate life, if not why not)? Free write for ten minutes and then choose one sentence from that and create a poem.
Word Prompt: Reflection
Shadow Poetry Type: Free Form If you don’t understand the true meaning of this form, please click on the link and explore how to truly play with your words! This is one of my favorite types of poetry!
Susan B. Anthony Rebel, Crusader, Humanitarian. First off I want you to know that you can get this book for your tablet (or your computer/laptop) for FREE, so no excuses about not being able to get it. I thought I knew who this woman, Susan B. Anthony, was until I started reading this book. It begins when she is a child and the relationship she had with her family and in particular her father. It goes on to show us her life, through her telling, of standing up for what she believes in and never giving up. All the while she never really thought she was anything special, just that she was doing all that she could to help others live free of oppression.
From the description:
While her goals for women were only partially realized in her lifetime, she prepared the soil for the acceptance not only of her long-hoped-for federal woman suffrage amendment but for a worldwide recognition of human rights, now expressed in the United Nations Charter and the Declaration of Human Rights. She looked forward to the time when throughout the world there would be no discrimination because of race, color, religion, or sex.
It is important that we remember what other’s have done to help create a safe world for us to live in.
One year ago this month, Dancing within Shadow was released on Amazon. Help me celebrate by entering the raffle below and buying one or more of my poetry books. Enter for your chance to win a personal poem written by me and feel good knowing that your purchase is helping not just other women but also yourself. Remember to answer the questions in the comments below.