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“the thing about writing is / i can’t tell if it’s healing / or destroying me,” Rupi Kaur writes in her debut book of poetry, Milk and Honey. It’s a complete poem in its own - one of many micro-poems in the book, shorter tha...

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young heroines>>> It's good that they teach young girls to be fearless, smart and to follow their hearts. It's too bad that women in movies are usually reduced to dumb sex objects. Why can't grown women be featured like this ?
from POPSUGAR Love & Sex

11 Lessons We've Learned From Young Heroines in Literature

young heroines>>> It's good that they teach young girls to be fearless, smart and to follow their hearts. It's too bad that women in movies are usually reduced to dumb sex objects. Why can't grown women be featured like this ?

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My heart is shattering as I read this. Girls!!! Screw what society says about what you should look like! All that matters at the end of the day is what you think of yourself, not what others think. Know that when you look in the mirror your reflection, you as a whole is so much more than skin deep. How you treat yourself and how you have the opportunity to make others feel good about their about beauty is what makes you a beautiful person. Amen!

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from the Guardian

Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale – in pictures

This idea of oppression is one I with to emphasise. In particular the collective uniformity of the women and the wall that looms over them.

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from HelloGiggles

25 books every girl should read before she turns 25

Classic literature is full of famous books about angsty teenage boys learning who they are as men. But what about all the women? The books about women's coming of age are not nearly as widely celebrated, but are they are JUST as significant and moving and important as all those books about boys. From young adult stories of adventure, to non-fiction graphic novels, these game-changing reads will shape how you think about being a woman — which let's be real, is mega important. It's time to ...

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