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Revamp: Changing the Story on Breast ‘Ironing’

Our bodies are vital and fragile and all we do to it could have really unhealthy effects. Breast ironing: Also known as breast flattening or breast sweeping is the act of using hard or heated objects like grinding stones, wooden spoons(spatulas) just to name a few to massage or "pound" the breast in a bit to decrease or slow down breast growth. The “breast ironing” process itself is painful and may make girls feel ashamed of their bodies.

I am an Emotional Creature

Happy New Week! International Women's Day is just a few days away. Can anyone remember this year's theme? I hope you said: #BalanceforBetter I am an Emotional Creature is a perfect celebration of the uniqueness and diversity that women bring to the table: her intuitiveness, her emotion and her passion.

Phenomenal Woman

The 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' countdown continues! Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou is one of my absolute favorites. It is filled with so much character and verve, just like the lady herself. Enjoy! Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman

Wombed Man

It's a new day in our 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' series. Missed the first? 'A woman is not a potted plant' by Alice Walker is a must-read. 'Wombed Man' is another special read curated just for you. Enjoy! 'You look so girly' You say that as though it's a crime to be girly. I'm a … Continue reading Wombed Man

A Woman is Not a Potted Plant

As promised in a previous post, we shall be celebrating this year's Women's Day with a series of 'womano-centric poems'. This poem is the first in our 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' buffet. Enjoy! A woman is not a potted planther roots bound to the confines of her housea woman is nota potted planther leaves trimmedto the contours of … Continue reading A Woman is Not a Potted Plant