Water colour, paper cut out, and assembled in a bell jar. 

 Water colour, paper cut out, and assembled in a bell jar. 

 

A Strong Woman

A strong woman is sometimes strongly fed up.
A strong woman is at times strongly rageful.
A strong woman is on occasion deeply sorrowful.

 

Beloved Shakti,

teach us in this unbearable now about the cosmic dance of creation and destruction.
We are so much more aware of destruction, so asleep to creation.
Teach us in this now what we need to know.


For strong women are strongly prepared to grow.

Lata Mani, The Poetics of Fragility

 

Following is a possible solution to the objectification of women.
As a woman living in India I am used to being perceived as more than just a woman.

I am a walking, talking sex object that can be stared at,

commented about and occasionally even grabbed in fistfuls.

But maybe this will help.