It’s sad how it is more socially acceptable to hate your body than to love it
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.
no one’s an atheist 30 seconds before an orgasm
OH MY FUCKING GOD
that’s the spirit
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).