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Ah, what would I do without poetry? It has rightfully been called the food for the soul. Some words move me. Some make me giggle. And then there are some, that make me think about how unfair I can be..to myself.

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13 Women Tell Us One Thing They Love About Themselves, And It's Wonderful

"I love how I've come to love myself."

Most women live strange, unfair lives. Lives, where as they grow up, they are continually reminded at every turn of their supposed "flaws" and the many things they can do to "fix" them.

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I Don't Want Children And That Doesn't Make Me Any Less Of A Woman

"Motherhood" does not define who I am.

Ever since I became aware of my gender (that would be when I was around 5-6 years old), I knew being a woman came with a lot *conditions attached*. First up, boys were always preferred over girls and you had to get used to it. Secondly, you were "paraya dhan" and you'd be given to a pretty/ugly boy in marriage, whichever one your karma picks for you. Thirdly, you were to have babies, whether you wanted them or not, let alone if you even liked them in the first place.
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Cecile Dormeau will have my eternal respect for the absolute raw, brutal and unabashed illustrations that she makes on womanhood. From addressing problems like the shame associated with period stains, to portraying real women to be in-charge of their own sexual well-being, her drawings will make you laugh and applaud.

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15 Women Reveal: The ONE Thing They Cannot Compromise On In Love

What is the one thing you cannot say a 'yes' to in the name of love?

Let's face it. We've all been in relationships where we have compromised ourselves, many a time with willingness because we want to save the bond we share with the other person. More times than not, we haven't even realized that we've given too much to a connection that may not be worthy of the giving.

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Dear World, Will You Ever Stop Telling Me How To Be A Woman?

I'm done with the instructions!

Dear world,

I feel like I must start by telling you that there was a time in my life - an innocent time forever ago - when I didn't know there were "instructions" on being a woman.

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Artist Saylis' Artelicious draws a number of cute things from her daily life, but this one that I came across really cracked me up. Selfies - how they've taken over our world, and here we are, thinking we capture them. Pouts, angles, it is a whole science. This girl drew it out for us - and you'll LOVE IT.

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10 Real-Life Indian "Wonder Women" To Inspire The Warrior Within You

Because badassery is a legit feminine quality.

Look around you ladies, because there is infinite inspiration to be found. But the most powerful feeling in this world is to see your fellow women grow, beat the hell out of patriarchy's supposed terms and then bloom like there's no tomorrow. To be honest, not all of us are born with a set of privileges that help us manifest our full potential. But there are some among us who, no matter what, will rise and definitely shine.

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16 "Radical Self Love" Quotes That Are EXACTLY What You Need In Your 20s

For the times you feel lost and confused.

Gala Darling happened to come into my life at a point where I'd already known self-love, but nonetheless, forgotten how to abide by it. Her fierceness on the subject of loving yourself right resonated with me instantly. I knew I was meeting this woman at the most opportune moment in my existence. I was 26 and hell, I really needed to brush up on what it truly meant to love myself.

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This Powerful Poem Is What EVERY Woman Needs Right Now

Changing the rules, one poem at a time.

It's rare for me to come across a man writing a poem about women that'll move me to tears. That'll make me breathe a sigh of relief, finally feeling understood. As if I can finally stop veiling my femininity with what the world thinks I should be. A poem that finally understood that women are not a liability - they never were. But Prateek Singh's brilliant spoken word poem 'Devi' turned out to be an exception.

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