Advice, Inspiration, Lifestyle

The Spine of Womanhood

Hey guys! Hope everyone is having an excellent summer afternoon. This blog post will be a little different, as I want to introduce a part of me that I have kept hidden for a while. Most of you know that I love all things writing, but only a few people have read and seen my poetry. Nowadays, with so much discrediting of works of art(completely unnecessary) upcoming writers are more held back and doubtful about putting their work out there. There is such a high standard for poetry that in all honesty not even the best poets can reach. What happened to the days where we would write poems just for the sake of writing?
Everyone is going to have an opinion on everything, and I am tired of hiding that part of myself because I know there are people out there who will relate to my poems. And if you don’t, that’s completely okay too. So here it goes 🙂

When I was five years old
The world through my eyes was a halo of sweet gold
Embodiment of oxygen through my everyday adventures,
Never questioning, doing everything as I was told
I turned ten and my little world started shifting
I would notice how the women in my life were living
Unnoticeable things like,
How they always held the household on their spines
How they were expected to bend over backwards , everyone else had to come first
yet themselves lagging in last
As if womanhood came with a one way ticket to paradise, as long as we left our needs behind
How they slaved over men, men that should have deemed themselves lucky to be in presence of such queens
For without them the earth would crumble
The earth would shake
Chaos.
After two decades soon passed
I was a woman now
Head turning hips
Magnetic lips
And a figure that God moulded himself,
A dash of beauty here, A mix of greatness there
As a woman, these expectations that had befallen the women before me
And that will continue to cast a shadow over the women after me soon arised
Viona,
Remember to always keep your legs closed and your books open
Because a woman is not allowed to explore her sexuality the same way a man does,
And still be considered as educated
And still want to be appreciated
Yet still demanding to be respected
Our value as human beings is placed on how many men we fuck by men who fuck women over as a hobby
Our one priority is only to procreate and our pleasure comes last if it cums at all
Tell me again how my value as a being is lessened twicefold,
Just because I choose to be as free as the birds in the sky,
And as threatening as the wind
It was said long ago that the moon would admire how unapologetic the waves moved as she spoke to the sea
The moon loved the sea from a distance, letting her be everything she was with no judgment
What changed?
They don’t understand that our bodies belong to us, and they should be grateful for having a glimpse of the paradise that we choose to offer them
My body will not be a hole that you can dump yourself into when you feel the world has forgotten you
My body will not be a pit stop for when you’re on your long journey home
My body is the home
That nourishes and feeds the soul
My body brings life
The life that mother nature herself breathes into the flowers, the birds, the trees
So next time anyone utters to us what a woman should and shouldn’t be
What we can and can’t do
Simply tell their words to flutter wings
And fly somewhere else
Because those words are not welcomed here

-The spine of womanhood

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Inspiration, Lifestyle, Lookbook

December favourites

Hello you lovely people! December is one of the busiest and most festive month of the year. Among our daily grind, we sometimes we forget to take time off and treat ourselves. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with treating yourself!

This month i have a few things that I’m in love with and I’m really excited to share them with you guys.

Aerie bralette

Eau Roma water toner and soap dish from Lush

Rose hair perfume mist from Urban Outfitters

Cellutone massaging oil from Saje

Wool socks from J-Crew

If you guys want me to do a review on any of this stuff just let me know in the comments below.

Happy Holidays!

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Inspiration

Style Series: Part 1

Hello you lovely humans! So the other day, I came up with this idea of a style series, where I feature certain people whom I get fashion inspiration from, on this blog. I haven’t figured how often I’m going to be doing this series, but we’ll just go with the flow here haha! It’s pretty exciting seeing how different each person expresses themselves through what they wear, and especially here in Toronto, where everyone has their own unique style. I’m hoping you guys gain as much inspiration as I do from this Style Series, and don’t forget to leave feedback in the comment section below! 🙂

To start off with I’d like to introduce one of my close friends whom I bond with in everything including fashion. Her style is pretty effortless yet super cute.

IMG_1032 Name: Vivian Serena L
Program and Year of Study: Kinesiology and Physical Education (First Year)
Hometown: Hamilton
Where do you get your style inspiration from?: I get my inspiration from Youtube and Instagram fashion bloggers
Favourite Clothing Store: Brandy Melville!
Any fashion pet peeves?: I prefer clothes that fit my figure, and not ones that make you look like you’re drowning in them.
Any advice for the readers?: Being yourself and feeling comfortable in your own skin has to always come first.
Check out Vivian’s Instagram here: 

https://instagram.com/vivianserena/
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Jacket: H&M Shirt: Brandy Melville Jeans: Hollister Shoes: Dr Martens Bag: Kate Spade

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