Helmet

I`m guessing there are three reasons why you are reading this right now.

1.     You watched 13 reasons why and you think I`m referring to Hannah (the protagonist) calling Clay (the second protagonist. There can be two right?) helmet.

2.     You think this is about road safety.

To be honest, why do you have to read about why you need a helmet? You already know it!

3.     You think this will be something different.

The third one is right. When you think helmet, you associate it with safety.   I`m going to ask you to close your eyes, but before you do remember to feel calm and think about what makes you feel safe. Now close your eyes for 10 seconds.

Are you smiling? Didn’t you feel safer than the notes in the bank? Didn’t feel like nothing could harm you? Imagine leaving your home thinking that way every day. We’d all be smiling then, right? Unfortunately, it isn’t so. Women are constantly worrying about how short their skirt is, how long their kurti is.  Is it covering my lower back? Is it covering my shoulders? Oh no! my jacket isn’t buttoning! How will I stop everyone from looking down my blouse?

Answer: Dress decently!

Wait. That’s not the answer. That’s a typo. That’s the error every single person with a mentality as dirty as the gutter makes.  I travel by public transport very often.  It is unnerving to have unknown people stare at my me. Not me. my body to be exact. The world has heard so many stories thanks to the #Metoo movement. In the faith-shattering Larry Nassar case, the judge spoke out, addressing the accused directly saying, “I just signed your death warrant.”

I won’t say they need a man in shining armor to protect them. How can a woman trust a man in a very dramatic attire when she cannot trust a bus conductor or a boss?

What women need is a boost. They are ready to talk. But is the world ready to listen? Today artists have taken it upon themselves to send messages out to the world – messages of awareness –through music and movies.

Girls Like You by Maroon 5 ft. Cardi B features some of the most influential women in the world.

I am a poet at heart and in love with creative writing. There are reasons one of the top being : the world goes out of focus and I`m living a much more badass life. I mean even in today’s YA (young adult) novels, a princess is bad-ass!

So, here’s a little rhyme for you to remember and feel empowered, dear ladies.

 

Dear ladies,

I know it isn’t easy

To dress impeccably

And act like everything is okay.

Because nothing is okay.

You have to button your collar

And sip tea slowly.

You have to bend and greet the elderly

Ssh! Not talk, but whisper when moving quietly.

You aren’t allowed to hold a sword

And bring it down on the coward

Who hides behind backs

Making comments and teasing you about being so quiet.

If only the mass of mad men knew

How dangerous the wrath of a woman can be

They’d think twice before they spoke

And learn to treat you equally.

 

Dear ladies, never forget the power you have. Goddesses have walked this earth. They have brought demons down and cured the world  of bad men. You and I are no different. Yes, we can wait for our time. No, we don’t have to.

You can outrun the clock and set your own rules.  Always remember: YOU CAN. Be your own helmet and be someone else’s if need be. But don’t let people force you to think less of yourself.

Cheers! 

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  1. Nobuko Pressey says:

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