Burning Woman By Lucy Pearce
This book is for you, dearest woman if you long to be more powerful and courageous, and know that now is the time to step into your own skin and be seen…
Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce
Rooting us in ourselves, in sisterhood, in the Earth. Our conventional selves snigger at the idea of waggling our boobs in the moonlight, thighs wobbling in the chill night air. What would people think? What would they say if they knew? Would the neighbours see us? Would the other women stare at me and judge me for my imperfect body? How could I ever look my friend in the eye again once I had seen her muff? Our cheeks burn with shame at the thought. Every box is ticked: something outside of our cultural comfort zone, body issues, women together — must be lesbians, witches, crazy, mad — all the labels that over the years have been successfully used to keep women down, shut us up, get us back in line. The fire which burns outside is still greater, for most of us, than the one that burns within. And so we keep our clothes on, laugh away the discomfort, and say, with sadness and determination: “Next year! We’ll do it next year.” But we never do.
Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce is for you, dearest woman if you long to be more powerful and courageous, and know that now is the time to step into your own skin and be seen.Will you come and dance around the bonfire with me? Do you dare to face down the stereotypes and the shame? Do you have the courage to dance to your own tune and be witnessed? Do you dare to burn bright with your own inner flame visible to all? Let yourself be embraced by the powerful sisterhood within these pages. Warm your soul on their burning words. Dare to venture into the sweet dark and bitter cold and be cradled beneath the bare trees, as you gather with friends to watch the flames lick and dance, the sparks fly. Feel the sense of danger and delight, the warmth on your hands and face and belly as the fire grows brighter. Let us find a way for the fire within to overcome the fire without.
|Dimensions||26 × 19 × 5 cm|