Since I have got active on Medium, the Illumination family of publications with Dr Yildiz at the helm, have invariably, within a few hours accepted and published my story or poem. To act so speedily is very impressive given how some publications take days or even a week or two to respond.
In fact, given that all the editors on Medium are contributing as volunteers, and obviously have work, their own writing to do and other responsibilities, taking a week to respond would be pretty good going. …
The brave and brilliant Egyptian medical doctor, writer and feminist activist Nawal El Saadawi passed away on Sunday, aged 89. What a life! What a great example of a human being!
From her youth, Nawal El Saadawi spoke out against women-harming traditions including FGB and the forced marriage of children. These were traditions so normalised in Egypt of the 1950’s, that questioning them was a taboo, unbroken for untold generations.
On qualifying as a doctor, El Saadawi used her knowledge base and experiences to empower women. She used her skills as a writer to campaign for children and women’s…
For me, living in the U.K with reduced hours work hours, no need to commute anywhere; with all social obligations as a ‘caring-giving, sharing responsible’ woman, more or less excused, the Covid 19 situation became a wonderful -though sometimes very painful, opportunity for reflection and self healing.
Years and years of pent-up tension, physical and emotional exhaustion surfaced as I gave myself permission to sleep in, often way after lunch time. For a reason that I will go into later on, I ate little, did some yogic stretches and took great pleasure (morning, noon and night) in reading books that…
I'm so grateful of how you are showering your readers with your hard won wisdom.
Thank you fo ryour generous words of encouragement.It seems that a lot of people on Medium come here to make money, gain acclaim/followers, but for me, it'sabout reaching out and making contact and evolving through sharing analysis and experiences that is really fulfilling the underlying purpose of both communication and community.
…ately and then put into positions of power were cast out into the world to represent their country. Once in authority, they then became the voice of Britain as they worked their way around the world, looting and dispossessing unwitting people in far off lands.
Nicholas H. Simpson
I rather think people were not 'unwitting'. It's not that th emajority world's people were unaware that they were being robbed and looted, kidnapped and enslaved, and genocidal means of settler coloniaism taking place, rather, they were terrorised into submission by both military and psychopathic levels of psychological warfare.
… be easy. Old leadership will not go easy and the new leadership may be worse. There will be blood. This century is going to be super fucked. Go vegetarian, meditate on a mountain, and ask Shiva for a boon. Gods know you’ll need it.
Much longer than this century is fucked. The underground nuclear explosions, man made waste like plutonium, that is still toxic 50,000 years later... The Westerners who created these devilish weapons of mass destruction , idiots like Einsteiin, did not factor in that they don't have social systems that can oversee the sealing off of steel tanks encased in concrete... there isnt just one catastrophe the Western Empire's short-sighted 'development', founded on bottomless greed and barbarism has unleashed it is mutliple threats, from DDT and plastics in human milk and embryos, to floods, famine, droughts and pandemics that will happen due to the over use of antibiotics and the onslaught on other life forms.
People who avoid vulnerability instead, often close the door to love, connection and joy without even realizing it.
While there is truth in this, one still has to be discerning. I think th eauthor would agree with me that vlnerability is not about rolling over and letting any passing predator or parasite, take lumps out of you !
…ing on eggshells, fearing his mood swings, or trying to make him treat me in a kind, caring manner. Sure, I was back at my mom and dad’s, fresh off a divorce (and another breakup) and only a few short weeks from turning 30.
Honestly, it's better to stay alone and focus on healing oneself, instead of jumping straight from one relationship to another and then another.... collecting wounds and becoming emot9onally drained and spiritually diminished in the process. what's 'liberating' about that? The narrative of white feminism - of individualism , and sexual 'liberation', has become another conduit for male parasitism and control, in additon to the forces of patriarchal religions.