Blood

Let it rock you

It makes sense if you feel lost, confused. It makes sense if you feel trapped in, uncertain, irritable, and like you’re not sure where to turn. The global energy has shifted, quickly. Seemingly without warning. We’re experiencing a kind of collective panic, a collective grief. But we know what to do with grief, here.  Let it rock you. Let it crumble down the false narratives

How to love your period even when it’s painful

I have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where your uterine lining grows outside of your uterus. It’s estimated more than 10% of women have it, though the real number is probably higher, since it often goes undiagnosed. You can have endo without any pain or symptoms. Symptoms I have experienced from endo are: cramps so painful that I throw up, multiple ovarian cysts that have

Once, he wrapped his hands around my neck

Once, he wrapped his hands around my neck and he was inside me and in theory, it was the same as the other times except this time he was angry. I had just broken up with him But I let myself be led back inside I let him have sex with me and I felt stunned that he was so mad and I shut my

She creates watercolor

She creates watercolor⁣ ⁣ out of herself⁣ ⁣ Her voice sounds sirens⁣ Woman in red⁣ her lips speak the spell of peaches⁣ impeaching⁣ ⁣ Her body bleeds to remind her ⁣ she can choose to give life ⁣ ⁣ and she can choose to take it away⁣ ⁣ Hundreds of years go by⁣ and she is still sitting in the water, ⁣ blood on her

Submissive

She sits⁣ ⁣ Back against the wall⁣ ⁣ Her face fucked all afternoon⁣ ⁣ She knows who to submit to⁣ ⁣ She submits to grief⁣ ⁣ She submits to winter⁣ ⁣ She submits to him⁣ ⁣ But not to the rest of the world. ⁣ ⁣ Banned from platforms⁣ ⁣ Reported for speaking truth⁣ ⁣ Stalked by nobodies⁣ ⁣ She marinates in grief, in shadow⁣

They will tell you you are unclean

They will tell you you are unclean, that your blood should not be talked about. ⁣ ⁣ They will tell you to hide your body. That your body is inherently flawed, that all its lines and bumps and hairs need to be fixed. ⁣ ⁣ They will tell you to be quieter. That you are just looking for attention, that you don’t know enough. ⁣

I get angry that there are teenage girls who think their bodies are untouchable

I do this because it still makes people angry that I do it. ⁣ ⁣ They get angry that I’m touching my own body and claiming it as beautiful. ⁣ ⁣ They are uncomfortable with the wildness, the grossness, the power… of womxn and our bodies. ⁣ ⁣ They label it “crazy” and “disgusting.” They dedicate entire podcast episodes to it, entire articles and blog

You can be all things at once

You can be all things at once. ⁣ ⁣ The same way the streets are filled with cigarette butts and pee stains and flowers and trees so wide they make you stop in your tracks in awe of life -⁣ ⁣ You can be in pleasure from anger. In pleasure from grief. In pleasure from disgust. ⁣ ⁣ These aren’t bad emotions. They are a

You have never been too much

You have never been too much. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You were never too sad, too emotional, too grief-stricken. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You were never too excited or too childlike or too loud. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You were never too dramatic or moody or quiet. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You were never too talkative. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You were never too fat, or too thin. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ You were never too outspoken,

I am protesting

This is from a social media post that I shared in May 2019. The post went viral and then was taken down: Hey Facebook/IG. I noticed your community guidelines are awfully specific about when my naked body is appropriate and when it is not. ⁣ ⁣ I noticed that my nipples are appropriate when they are an act of protest, specifically.⁣ ⁣ I also noticed