Aunt Elsa tossed the copy of Vogue onto the coffee table shaking her head dismissively. “It just isn’t right,” she observed. “Excuse me, what’s not right?” I asked. “These highfalutin magazines, with the sickly skinny models tell’n us how we should look. That one on the cover there, eyelashes up to her eyebrows and a mascara line almost to … Continue reading Beyond the Hype – Padre
Within my womb cells divide, and fuse. Brain grows. Heart grows. Lungs grow. Eyes, ears, mouth, and nerves all form inside my sacred space. Man is formed in womankind. Are you not my child? Did you not thrive at my breast? Ain’t I a woman? Surely Jesus hears my woes. Ain’t I a woman, daughter … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me I’m Not Woman – Kindra M. Austin
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"Now that's some woman" you exclaim I look, shapely curves smooth velvet skin curls in place wrinkle free ironed on pages of some magazine, bamboozled you are by a million dollar industry. "Ain't I a Woman" I exclaim, a little less shapely no time to preen days of working for the man up all night … Continue reading Bamboozled – Heather Carr-Rowe
same skin and muscle same strength and hunger whole-souled and whetted wit we are as constant as surging seas more bountiful than fruited plains filled with kinetic energy and on the brink of eruption Ain’t I a Woman? having begged and cajoled on bended knee, tongues lagging, blurry-eyed, our pints remain Sahara dry, and now … Continue reading Ain’t I a Woman? – Tamara Fricke
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