The scripture says that Eve was the one who ate the apple, but who tricked her into it? The snake, aka Adam, the man, who couldn’t resist the beauty of Eve. With a grace like her, Adam was too afraid to pursue, so he had to trick Eve into eating the apple, making her give up the juice. Which, she by the way was very much aware of. She just really enjoyed seeing poor, thirsty Adam work for it, and she also really craved that apple.
Artist: Sandra Chang-Adair
They say size doesn’t matter, and when it comes to women, that for sure is a fact. When we look at men and woman, everything always have to be so black and white. Strong – weak, big – small, right – wrong. For some reason the woman tends to get categorized into all the “smaller” words, which translates into not being viewed as equal, or as worthy. When did this shit happen!? Just because we’re cute and tiny, doesn’t make us less bad ass.
When we look back on evolution, we have always talked about how men were the providers and hunters, while the women gathered plants and took care of the kids. This is not quite accurate. Women were hustling out there on the battle ground, just as hard as men, while being pregnant!! Like hello?! If that ain’t a bad ass move, I don’t know what is. To just have men being the hunters didn’t cut it. Everyone in the community were equal, and everyone had to help out with all the tasks. All or nothing. Literally. They wouldn’t survive otherwise.
Whatever happened in between these times and now, is uncertain. But one thing is for sure, women are powerful as fuck, and men are terrified of us. What we hold is the power of life. We grow life inside us, we are able to multitask and think in ways men aren’t. Mentally and physically strong, we are packed into these beautiful power packages. We are the human shaped super foods. Ancient Egypt had the right idea about women. The Amazon warriors had the right idea about women. Every woman out there has an Amazon warrior, and a Cleopatra within them.
Society is slowly (frickin finally!!!) starting to make changes for women’s equality, and it’s a lucky time for us to be alive right now. The fight is still long, but we are half way there, and we have realized that our voices are not supposed to get shut up or ignored. In the honor of International Women’s Day we salute and celebrate every damn woman out there! Honor how frickin gorgeous you are, how smart, funny, powerful, strong, magnificent, beautiful, unique, the list can go on forever…. Never forget that just because someone might be bigger than you, doesn’t give them the power over you. They might have muscles, but we do have our brains, our beauty, and our innate survival instinct.
Wow-men. That’s what women are. We are the wow to the ordinary men. No hard feelings, we still love you men out there, but without us there wouldn’t be that much wow going on.
March 8 might be the calendars day to acknowledge woman, but every day is our day. We are a crucial part of making the world go around. Never forget, or let anyone diminish the beauty and power you hold.