And she stood-

And she stood-

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She fought with the masters,
And fought with the kings;
Fought with the lords and
Their pride- at their feet.

She stomped at the market,
And yelled at their heels;
She cried till the cock’s crowing-
Silenced her will.

She planted her feet In-
The soil of the land;
Pretended the taunts and
Their jeers didn’t impact.

She spoke for her daughter,
And fought for her right;
Dressed up like a woman-
She silenced the man,

She stood with dignity,
Addressing the mass;
A woman, a mother-
And she won her right.

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Are you a Writer???

Are you a Writer???

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Are you a writer or an artist?
I’m just a girl living her dreams
I am a smile waiting to be deciphered,
I am a heart yearning to be fixed;
I am a voice screaming to be heard just once,
I am a soul withering within;
I am a daughter living for her mother,
I am a pen overflowing with ink;
I am a servant, praying to The Lord, my God
I am a puzzle piece incomplete;
I am a woman demanding my security,
I am a citizen urging for peace;
I am all of these and a lot more, but mostly-
I’m just a random, finding her feet.

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Unplanned period? Oh please, i’m prepared!

Unplanned period? Oh please, i’m prepared!

There are a lot of reasons why being a female is hard. I could actually write a whole long list as to it, but since I am limited to 1500 words for today, I’d pick one and say “period” or In the more formal term”menstruation”.

What I really mean is “impromptu menstruation“. If you are a female, then you know what I’m talking about; that moment when we’re out in public (putting on a white skirt) and then all of a sudden, the walls of our uterus decide to shed and bam, a red spot which gradually expands, appears on the skirt In public, for all to see. Yeah, getting stained in public is not a pretty experience at all. And if you haven’t experienced this, then I want to say you are one very lucky lady and hopefully you wouldn’t have to. But for those of us who have/had irregular periods, when the period decides not to come on the normally accepted 25-30 days, but instead it comes whenever it feels like without a regular pattern, then I sympathize with you and you are not alone.

Coming to this discussion, in my post on “how puberty did me wrong“, I talked about one experience of being stained in school (surrounded by a bunch of guys) and even though there are a whole lot more embarrassing stories of being stained in public ( irregular periods is not pretty), I’ll save them for next time. Instead, I want to talk about how to prepare oneself for impromptu periods. If you have ever had one of those embarrassing “public staining” experience, then I hope after reading this you wouldn’t have to.

So, how to avoid public embarrassment in relation to menstruation. In other words, must have Kit to effectively deal with impromptu menstruation.

1) The first on the list, which I’m sure a lot of you can guess is A SANITARY PAD. I would have suggested tampon, but l feel at that moment when you realize “oh boy, I think I’m on my period“, the easiest thing to do in that anxious state of mind is to put on a sanitary pad, and then (if you have a heavy flow) hurry home and deal with in the right way. So first on the list is a Sanitary pad. And the beauty about them is they can fit into even a small clutch, making them easy to carry around.

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She keeps Walking…

She keeps Walking…

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And she walked;
And she strolled;
Atop the mountains,
Down the slope.

And she smiled,
As she glided-
Through the hills;
Amidst the Cattle.

And they whispered,
Spreading rumors-
About the lady,
Who comes and goes.

And she heard them,
Yet ignored;
Pretends oblivious,
To tarnished words.

Keeps on walking,
Breathes in nature-
Shakes head slightly,
At the ignorance of the world.
Still she keeps walking…