you wear an ancestor’s face. you look like a woman you’ll never meet. in that mirror, there’s thousands of you. and in the bath, when you look down, she looks back, shaking and deforming in the ripples as she lies beneath the surface.
…But have you seen Hozier with sweater paws?
Imagine a modern Persephone, her lips the color of pomegranate wine, hair black as obsidian, and her skin the color of fertile earth. Her dress moves with the colors of spring, shifting from the deep greens of meadows to the flowers in bloom. The crown atop her head is made from the stones and gems of her husband’s - her - kingdom.
Imagine a modern Persephone who walks through graveyards with Hecate. They hold the hands of grieving loved ones. She whispers words of comfort as she escorts a small child down to the underworld.
Imagine a modern Persephone who stands at the forefront of the environmental movement. Her Godhood is tied to the earth and below, and she will do whatever is necessary to see that it survives.
Imagine a modern Persephone who is as ruthless as she is beautiful. She was never the damsel the stories paint her out to be. She is forever the Dread Queen, the Maiden on the Throne of Iron.
She found a god she loved and went with him willingly. As the goddess of Spring, she knew what the pomegranate would mean. She chose to leave her mother, and in doing so, became Queen of the Underworld.
Imagine a modern Persephone who teaches young girls they can be rebellious. She whispers in the ear of every girl, “Follow your heart and to it stay true, and you shall never know fear.
Artemis has her huntresses, and Aphrodite has her doves. Persephone refers to her daughters as the destroyers, for like their patron, they carve their own way.
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No need to add onto this post saying “but if you love to do these things, do you! If it makes you happy to be oppressed, that is good!!” bc guess what, and you’re gonna hate this: nobody exists in a vacuum where they just naturally enjoy forcefully ripping out hairs from the follicle or putting questionable and expensive products on their skin in order to be seen as presentable. I know you THINK you love it, but if nobody ever told you to or gave you that first idea to start changing yourself to be sexy and consumable…… would you be? If patriarchal standards didn’t exist, would you actually find pleasure in spending extra time and money on altering your appearance to achieve Eurocentric and heterosexist beauty standards? Are you GENUINELY happy with putting on makeup and a push-up bra and shaving and waxing or are you happy with the way other people treat you when you do it?
When it comes to hairlessness, there is something enjoyable about the smoothness of skin with no hair. You can see the lines of a body and feel how soft your skin is. That being said, no one should ever feel like they NEED to remove hair to be deemed acceptable to be seen by other people. It should be a preference like anything else.