I won’t be a victim – I ‘ll take the controls dig my own ditches or explore a new road.
My clothes have shrunk
No – I do not lie!
It’s not all that cake and apple pie…
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 27 – It’s cuddly dog and happy face and we have to look our best, hair always neat and in place. Skirt around what’s going down because talking like it’s okay can turn things around.
This chapter was inspired by a wonderful book on positivity – ‘I’m OK – You’re OK’ by Thomas A Harris, MD.
Will you accept your role and the part that you played, all those years that you looked away, pretended that all was well and things were okay, even though you knew she lived with fear each night and day?
Exploring Patriarchy Chapter 24 – Microwave Madam learns new skills.
Practising. Some steps forward. Pushback. . .
They want to know when we’re happy but not when we’re sad
when we’re laughing out loud but not when we’re mad.
Express our feelings and they close their minds
would no more conversations really make them feel fine?
Don’t do today what you can do tomorrow, hold on to things. Don’t acknowledge sorrow.
To choose different,
and dress different.
Real faith on the inside and no need for display, only visible in our ways and the games we won’t play.
So long Ma, and thanks for all the fish! No cooking tonight – there’s lots of food in the fridge.