TO THE CLOSET FEMINIST,
I know you believe in equality for all. I know you are passionate about it but afraid at the same time. I applaud you for being a feminist in the first place, whether you are a man or a woman. I know society expects you to go with the ‘status quo’ and that it will shame you if you dare step out of line.
The injustices and ignorant arguments may baffle and infuriate you, and you may want to speak out against them but you don’t because you don’t want to be isolated from the pack. Trust me, I understand. You may think you are alone, but I can promise you there are many others out there who have the same beliefs as you. All it takes to find your fellow feminists is a little courage. Don’t be afraid to be alone, you won’t be for long. It’s easier to be alone with your truth than it is to be in a crowd with lies slowly suffocating your soul.
I too have had moments where I’ve stepped out of the closet for a night, only to retreat back into the familiar safety of the darkness when I’ve been challenged by someone close to me. It’s those closest to us that we usually have the most trouble standing up to. But we have to learn to stand up for not only ourselves but also for those that do not have the privilege of having their screams for justice be heard. We need to persevere so that their throats aren’t hoarse from shouting for no reason. We can do this together. Step by step, inch by inch, unfurl your spines, ground your feet, lift your heads, and step out of the closet.
THE ONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE FIRST STEP OUT OF THE CLOSET
They Aint Our Neighbors
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they weren’t neighbors.
they couldn’t be.
they wouldn’t let them be
because they were just
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she was afraid of
making the space
because it never
felt like there was
room for her to
be who she wanted.
maybe it was the
stares & laughs who
chased her mind over
the ones who taunted
or the silent tears
after giving her all
to the space just to
be rejected of her
it all felt too
familial & others
in just standing &
being in front of others,
even in under a minute,
a meeting of eyes
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Máh Lima & Alrtistry present to you: Loneliness…
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…and tell me again about how you love me
about how empty that statement is
so empty in fact it is better you say nothing
Remind me once again.
The ballad of the lemon
(Small poem on chromatic prohibitions)
(Yellow sun-blinding yellow-yellow yellow)
If you eat lemons will not have your period
If you eat lemons you will not have satisfactions
If you brush your hair while you have “those” things
You block them for sure
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