Damsel aint gon’ stress

Thought Prompts
brain farts & hiccups



Women are undermined and disempowered from a young age through cultural narratives of what love is supposed to be. I was taught to focus on being pretty and wait on the sidewalks for prince charming to take note of me, and if he didn’t; well, here are 5 ways to lure him in, 30 hairstyles to make you the centre of attention, lose 10 kg in 10 days by eating nothing and hating yourself.

I’m told that my worth hinges on attracting and having things,people flock to me. I’m taught that being proactive is a sign of failure because if I was pretty/smart/nice enough, those things would have come to me naturally.

Stories like Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty,et al., teach me that when I’m feeling down,when I’m in distress and in danger, I ought to wait for a saviour, a knight in shining armour and if he doesn’t come, I should make it my life’s mission to look for him.

Fuck you. I’m writing my own story. Maybe I’ll save my prince, eh? :p



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