The Good Stuff

The Things I Want

The Things I Want

Alle Ehrhardt What could be more beautiful? a woman amongst friends, the passing of a happy stranger, the ray of sun on the windowsill, and the glowing of joy.   What could be more serene? the ease of the nap granted, the tear that finally falls, the peace finally acquired, or no longer feeling small. [...]

No New Friends

Do we know each other personally? Have we made mutual acquaintances? Do we have similar social circles? Anything?   If any of the first three apply, you may know or could guess that I am fairly gregarious. If we're throwing things into the milieu, perhaps another fitting word lies in the realm of "capricious" or [...]

Finding My Pride

Finding My Pride

(photo: http://kaenith.tumblr.com/) Morrigan Harker CW: Contains strong language, references to sex, and acephobic comments.   If I am broken, It is not because of Who I have always been. My crown of Amethyst, Silver, Diamond, And obsidian Ought to be seen, No longer a Queen in exile. If I am broken, It is from Being a lioness [...]

Homecoming

Morrigan Harker   The storm that raged Rattled the walls I had placed in my head To block out the noise I didn’t need to hear. But I couldn’t hold them off For much longer. The muse had been gone For too long, My barricades of words Crumbling with time Against the demon within That threatened [...]

Phoenix Rising

Morrigan Harker The cold and dark Is ever present As I hide in myself To heal my soul And burn away what is Not for me to keep. I will need all my strength For this endless fight With the demons within me That never stop howling When the fire threatens to die.   The [...]

Shrink And Disappear: The Victorian Origins Of Modern Body Image Ideals

Shrink And Disappear: The Victorian Origins Of Modern Body Image Ideals

The Western cultural emphasis on female thinness has some roots in the Victorian era. Whitney Thompson It's never been easy to be female in general, but especially when it comes to body image. Many of us millennials, I suspect, grew up amidst not just Barbies but Kate Moss pictures and heroin chic. Nowadays Kim Kardashian [...]