you do not have to be a fire
every mountain blocking you.
you could be a water
soft river your way to freedom
-- options, Nayirrah Waheed
I search for me inside of you and I hate what I see
Loving me is complicated.
--circumstances, Nayirrah Waheed
"Thank Goodness I have nearly
folding my desire into itself
being afraid to claim it."
Yrsa Daley Wade, bone.
And the women whose being molded mine
And the women who leap and fall and get back up
And the women who bleed and show the world their scars
And the women who dream without fear of waking up
And the women who saw God in themselves...
All of these women saved me.