Posts Tagged ‘ woman ’

Forgive and forget

Forgive and forget

Move on Let the healing begin So what if he raped you And beat you senseless? So what if he violated you When you were 8 And he was your grandfather? Go to your happy place And pretend He never cheated on you That he never felt another woman That he alienated himself Physically...
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I love you, Ma — part 2

scared Ma in water

This is part two of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. Read part one here. Ma opted for voluntary retirement at the peak of her career. After committing 28 years of her life to the bank she quit at the prime age of 48. She said she needed to do it, so I...
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I love you, Ma — part 1

Ma has an infectious laugh

This is part 1 of a two-part essay dedicated to my mom. The entire essay is also an entry in BlogAdda’s Tribute to your Mom contest sponsored by Pringoo. My mom’s not the typical mother. She never has been. Ma was always there — and still never was. I served food for myself when...
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I am awesome

Be true to who you are

. I am awesome And you can’t bring me down With your rude remarks Your judgmental tone Or your superiority complex. . I am awesome A superb lover A trustworthy friend A brilliant professional And a dutiful daughter. . I am awesome A woman in a man’s world Making it on my own terms...
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The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

I finally had the opportunity to attend The Vagina Monologues — a theater production with proceeds to benefit the girls and women of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It was a packed house — 250 men and women sitting with eager anticipation. I had heard a lot about the monologues but didn’t quite...
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Living well

Live Well

What does living well mean? Most people start quoting scriptures when answering that question. Being moral, doing right by others, thanking the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. You know my views on religion, so needless to say I don’t subscribe to a lot of what is “preached.” But I do think that as we...
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To let: a healthy womb

Surrogate Mother

Two recent cases on surrogate adoptions have had me thinking the last couple of days. I’ve learned from the experiences of two very close friends that motherhood is almost like a rebirth for a woman. It’s more than just a physical roller-coaster ride – it’s an emotional voyage that springs new life. For the...
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True love

Meetinf of the Minds

Love to some is like a cloud To some as strong as steel For some a way of living For some a way to feel Some say love is holding on And some say let it go While some say love is everything Some say they don’t know… Love — the one emotion that...
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Slaves to sensationalism

Immediate communication

News? It’s such a joke these days. There was a time when broadcast media reported on, analyzed, and facilitated critical thinking. There was a time when reporters were serious journalists covering social, political, economic, religious, world issues of significance. There was a time when one wore the journalist badge proudly. With the pressure of...
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Gift for your baby girl: a breastfeeding doll

baby breast feeder

Yesterday, a friend forwarded a Huffington Post slideshow of the seven most inappropriate toys for children. I was appalled, needless to say, but one that had me going “No way!” at the top of my lungs was this particular product: The Bebé Glotón breastfeeding doll. Who in their right minds would buy a four-year-old...
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