Whore or Madonna

This isn’t typical of my recent writings, but I wanted to switch things up a little for this weeks #wednesdaywords

I wrote this piece when I was privileges enough to regularly attend spoken word nights in my hometown.

This poem in its entires captures some of the complications of a woman’s identity, our perception of ourselves and the way we are taken to be in the eyes of others.

It is a complicated world for women to navigate – often seen as a whore or a Madonna...

I refuse to subscribe to that narrow on or another definition of myself.

Published by Josie Young

Josie Young is a writer, an activist and a lover of food, stories and stormy ocean skies. Previously a community project manager, Josie is also a full time mother and a free lance ghost and feature writer and editor. Josie Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Public Policy (2007), a Masters of International and Community Development (2009) and a Masters of Humanitarian Assistance (2017).

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