Shapes of Women: Warrior (PROMPT) — ART + INT

Read about how I learned to see myself as a warrior in the story ‘Munchkin Land’ or skip below to the PROMPT. Being of bookish, quiet character, I never thought of myself as any sort of warrior until I explored this prompt. Munchkin Land I went to an all-girls primary school. If you don’t recognize […]

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Summer Vibes

I thought maybe at some point living in a place where the sun shines almost 300 days out of an average year would get old but was I wrong. I relish the sun anew every day. This past weekend I just went with the flow and enjoyed a wonderful summer afternoon. Sunshine, Jenga, rum punch and live reggae music. Hello summer!


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Fairies girls, not elephants

When I was in primary school my father signed me up for every after school activity available. He abhorred the idea of me lollygagging with my cohorts. It is something I was grateful for only many years later. I remember standing in my very first ballet class in a pink leotard, pink tights and pink ballet shoes that pinched like hell. As we followed the teacher in the various movements she came around and critiqued our efforts. The smirk on her face as she approached me was a dead giveaway that I was not doing so well. ‘Ungraceful’. That was her remark. It upset me so much I wanted to quit but my father would not allow it. Having no choice I decided to make the most of it, enjoying every class while ignoring her displeasure whenever her eyes rested on me. My friends and I snickered every time she yelled ‘Fairies girls, not elephants’. Well who said elephants can’t be graceful?