Kisi se badla lena,ya uski zindagi barbaad krna yeh koi kisi ka tarika nahi,badle se sirf badle aur nafrat paida hoti hai,aur duniya mein wese hi bahoot nafrate hai,kohsish karo logo ko maaf karne ki,kyuki tum jis sakoon ki talaash mein ho,woh tum khud jaante ho,aur tumhi mein kahi hai woh,un baato ko samjo aur zindagi mein apnaao,warna malaal krne ke siwa aur yeh zindagi phir khuch nahi
What a beautiful feeling to be in one those brief windows when life’s gentle, creativity is flowing again and it feels great to be alive.
I never realized
that I think in poems
until I broke us
thoughts just wouldn’t
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man. Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.”
-We should all be feminists by @chimamanda_adichie
hi after a long time! I’m alive in the midst of a chaotic life - if you’re reading this, I’m sending you positive energy and love. We just need to take everything one step at a time.
If you care, I’ve been working hard in therapy to figure out what my negative core beliefs and negative / self-destructive thoughts are that blind me. I’ve been struggling to set boundaries to make myself feel more safe with myself. I’ve been trying to deal with my depressive symptoms, specifically targeting my habit of isolation by reaching out to people and talking about how I feel even when it makes me feel suffocated. It’s been a lot, I’m discovering so much and sometimes dealing with all of that makes it hard to put words out and create something. I’m working on it, though!
I want to write more freely without the pressure of sticking to poetry so I’m hoping to post more frequently.
If you leave any love on this post at all, thank you! — Rana 💕
You deserve to be loved, supported, and validated by yourself. | words and art by @theparagone
📚 currently reading...
i bought this empowering anthology the day of release, but recently i've taken the time to sit down and delve into this novel. all i can say is wow... these different stories and various experiences told in the medium of prose and poetry are all so raw. thank you to those submitting their truth for this anthology, your story is needed and heard; you all are loved. another thank you to @shewillspeakseries
for featuring one of my longer poems in this novel, i'm glad "why i didn't march" has a home. a review of this anthology will be uploaded on my Instagram Story under the highlight "weekly reads" soon enough, so look forward to that.
— qotp: any anthologies/publications you're featured in?