Undo: The Poetry and Story of HER
by Cheryl R Cowtan
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Written by a former women's shelter crisis counsellor and secondary school teacher, Cheryl R Cowtan created this Canadian, pro-woman empowerment exploration on violence against women for those who ever wished they had never said "yes" to a man, and for those who said "no", but were not heard.
From the restructuring of ancient and historic texts, to vivid depictions of Canadian bush parties, and fresh portrayals of university bathroom graffiti, this raw collection of witty stories, quirky graphics, and stunning poetry tackles male violence, coming-of-age journeys, and the female Canadian experience.
Light on feminist theories, but heavy on emotional impact, you will be affected, whether through how you think about male violence or how you remember it.
This book is meant and written to be evocative (to trigger emotion). The stories and poems within are meant to capture your heart, light your concern for the future of women, and maybe even change how you view victims and perpetrators.
Check your biases at the cover and then dive on in. Remember, it's not about crying, it's about releasing and then, strengthening. It's not about turning away, it's about seeing that which we can barely stand, and that which we do not see through, and then changing the view.
@~)~~~~The Plundered Bush~~~~(~@
"Did you hear what happened last night at the bush party?" Sage asks.
"What?" I cloak my interest by lighting a smoke. Sucking the grey fumes in through my mouth, I show off my strong, white teeth. Then, I blow it out through my nose. Dragon fierce.
"Leslie, she got raped," she says in an offhand manner.
I lean forward, all my attention on her now.
"What do you mean, raped?" I ask.
"You know-gang raped?"
She steps back, seems unsure.
"Who did it?" I fist my hands and pin her against the brick wall with the intensity of my glare.
"They all did."
She pauses for effect like an actress. I wait for it, daring her with a narrowing of my lids.
"Dayle was there, too." ...
Length: 97 Pages (4,340 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Jan 24th, 2020