the daily battles
etch a sheen on my armor
as rights are ignored
the feminine they try to oppress
but nothing will hurl us back in time
our sharp tongues wound and silence our oppressors
like a moth to a flame, we’ll seduce them
the fabric of society will not fray
when women are truly free
no more having to put our lives on the line
each of us seeks autonomy
history in the making is streaming
I’m thrilled to share this news from my friend, Candice Louisa Daquin! She has made me aware that she has the pleasure of working with a new publishing company who will be publishing an anthology of Indian Female Poets writing in English beginning later this year. This is in response to the powerful movement toward emancipation and equality by Indian women. And how despite this, they are still having to face issues around inequality, sexual identity, LGBTQ, family violence, overcoming oppression, sexual assault survival and gender identity. This anthology will highlighting the fight for equality Indian women are experiencing, it hopes to help bring awareness to the rest of the world and celebrate the talent of Indian women writing poetry in English.
If you are an Indian female poet and are interested, please email Candice (firstname.lastname@example.org) There are so many talented female Indian poets I follow on WP, I hope to see you participate! It would be awesome!
I’m your piece to move.
The board, our relationship.
It’s your agenda.