I think in our world today women struggle with what role we are
supposed to playing. We live in a world where we are judged when
we don’t fit snugly into straight vanilla womanly roles-and similarly
we are judged when we don’t break through those roles and grab
life by the balls, competing with men to climb the success ladder.
We are women though and if we are not encouraged to love the
feminine aspects of ourselves as well as the warrior within then
we are doing ourselves a disservice.
The first time I opened a “feminist” book I was in University and
my thirst and curiosity for mind blowing knowledge was insatiable.
I lived in a obscure house that was over one hundred years of age
that had been haphazardly conjoined with a brand new house (not
addition-an entire house). Now I lived in that house with seven very
politically charged, feminist female students that were not about to
define themselves in a traditional role. We also lived with one boy
named Gabino. I started relieving the shelves of the used book stores
that littered the neighborhood of their most feminist novels which
had become the bibles for women trying to break free of their traditional
labels and roles. Here are the books I devoured at that time:
The women and men that surrounded me at the University of Alberta and the
beautiful individuals I was blessed to live with at that poignant time in my
life opened me up to a new way of thinking about myself as a woman and
what my role in society was.
I have always been a very feminine girl but hid my sexuality from society due
to many violations as a child and as I grew up.
It wasn’t until I met my husband that I felt totally safe and respected as
a sensual woman. I began to dress in a way that made me feel like a beautiful
confident and sensual woman.
Let’s abolish the definition of what we are supposed to be and
just embrace what makes us feel closest to our source and our
Journal Entry: When was a time when you felt balanced as a woman
and human being. What was going on in your life? Who were you surrounding
yourself with? What female role do you play in society at present? Are you
living your truth in that role or do you feel there is a part of yourself that
is being neglected? How can you make a change in a forward direction?
Top ten Feminist Books
An In Depth Description of what the Divine Feminine is.
A Sensual Bellydance routine to Embrace your Sensuality
Sudha: A Beautiful and Feminine Playlist:
Peace, Love & Namaste Em