Don’t get too high and mighty, ladies. Don’t step out of line. Don’t do anything to upset or disappoint men who feel entitled to your time, bodies, affection or attention. Your bared body can always be used as a weapon against you. You bared body can always be used to shame and humiliate you. Your bared body is at once desired and loathed.
you are lovely
in every shade.
© 2013 Maza - Dohta
fair ‘n’ lovely is a constructed product of colonization,
and we are so much more.
If a book told you something when you were fifteen, it will tell you it again when you’re fifty, though you may understand it so differently that it seems you’re reading a whole new book.
Remember, birds don’t belong to the nest they’re born in, but rather, to the sky in which they learn to fly.