I am so proud to share my poetry miniseries, Misconceptions, is published at Emotional Alchemy Magazine!
Emotional Alchemy Magazine is a beautiful space dedicated to connecting people who use their voices to educate, inspire, and create the world they want to see through words. I could not be happier to see Misconceptions shared with the magazine’s community!
Misconceptions is a series of five micro poems titled after fairytale princesses. The series includes writing inspired by Mulan, Aurora, Belle, Jasmine, and Cinderella.
I feel like many younger people may know these women, these girls, mainly through the Disney movies. While I have little against Disney, their presentation of princesses can be limited to dress, beauty, and the ideal traits of a ‘princess’. The films also draw on less of the original fairytale stories and more on a concept.
My aim with Misconceptions is to open eyes to some misconceptions and present the unseen side of each of these fairytale princesses. My portrayal of these women is my interpretation of them in words. Since the vibes of International Women’s Day are holding, it is doubly important to look at women from different angles as opposed to just their fronts.
As a writer, I love uncovering the untold. As a writer, do not be afraid to tell the untold. Write to say something new about the smallest and most mundane of things.
I invite you to enjoy Misconceptions and perhaps be presented with more than the unseen side of a woman. The following shares the opening lines of Mulan.
Two-faced dragon with the
Night for hair
How easily you slip between silk and the
Painted wood around a warrior’s heart . . . please continue reading here and feel free to share your beautiful thoughts!
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