Posts in Herstory
the fairy tale of fecundity

“35 is claimed to be the age in which there is a steep drop off in fertility and as a result people are encouraged to get pregnant sooner rather than later. a frequently cited statistic is that less than 30% of people aged 35-39 have a chance of conceiving. “Rarely mentioned is the source of the data: French birth records from 1670 to 1830”.”

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Survive

“Whether making themselves purposefully ugly or embracing their sexuality on their own terms, whether layering themselves in baggy clothing or wearing miniskirts and fishnets, whether blacking out their eyes with smudges of kohl eyeliner or putting paper bags over their heads, these women said my body is mine and I will present it however I choose.”

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Feathers and Petals: A Blodeuwedd Devotional

“Blodeuwedd was created to love one man; that was her original purpose in life. She found a way to assert her own wants and needs, and they think the best way to teach her a lesson is by turning her into an owl?… In my own heart I see her transformation as a positive, as an evolution… an owl is another level, a creature with deep wisdom and insight. Not to mention claws and a killer instinct.”

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The Femme Chronos: The Life and Work of Mina Loy

“Raised by a mother who believed imagination was sinful, Mina was constantly punished and derided for her creative spirit…. And yet, her poetry breathes with transformative vitality. She dares to imagine a world where women exist wholly as themselves, their value disconnected from the preferences of men.”

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