…acceptance and the gentle movement towards change
Ode to the pelvis
It curves, it supports it blossoms out from the core of the frame. The heart of the center. The butterfly of the body.
The female pelvis serves many purposes. The male, mostly one. The female pelvis undulates and circulates, it dances and runs and pushes life optimally through it.
Not only do these female bones support and propel the body to motion they also support and propel life into being. All beings.
If you were to ask the authors of medicine though, it would say:
These female bones support the human frame for bipedal locomotion just like male bones, AND they succeed in purpose and responsibility to push humans to life. We are not constrained by it. We merely have more ability.
We can do just as much as male bodies, under the pressure of a body built for multiple purposes. It’s like running a race and still winning when you have hurtles to jump while your racing someone with a clear path.
We’re so used to female bodies being presented as less capable when in reality we are more capable ie have multiple capabilities. We’re all different, not better or worse than another. The female pelvis is optimized for bipedal locomotion AND for propelling life to being. Be proud of your pelvis.
I’m often amazed that doctors and chiropractors have images of the human form and skeleton, but rarely, if ever, is it a female body or skeleton on the wall. As if male is the default. Which couldn’t be farther from the truth anyway. (All humans start as female in the womb. Why do you think men have nipples?)
Regardless, it’s important to take into consideration the beautiful and vital differences in anatomy in medicine and everyday life, even, and especially, down to the pelvis.
Tomorrow is a VERY important midterm. It’s Roevember. And people are on ballots across the country who are election deniers. This midterm is crucial to democracy. Vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote vote
Fight with Your Vote
We need to win these elections to try to protect abortion access. Speak up! Have your voice heard! Fight to have your state retain the right to an abortion! It’s not just for you or me, but all people across the country.
SCOTUS Oveturns Roe v Wade
We are in dangerous territory now
Help each other grow instead of destroying each other
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Today, a Woman Became Vice President
Today, January 20th, 2021, a woman became Vice President of the United States. Also, the first African American and South Asian American to hold the position: The second highest position in the country.
This is a deeply important moment, not just for women, but for humankind, in taking a step towards creating some semblance of balance. We still have a long way to go, but we are further on the trajectory towards a better world, one where power does not rest solely in male, white hands.
Thank you Kamala Harris, for taking this enormous step forward for us.
Wisdom from the activist, professor, author and feminist, bell hooks, delivered to you in a Saved by the Bell…hooks format.