I am in love with the movie Moana. Disney really did an amaaazeballs job with it. Some people say it’s much better than Frozen because the female protagonist isn’t a “princess” and “doesn’t fall in love” at the end. Very, very feminist. For me, I don’t believe that gender equality or feminism necessarily needs to … More Girl vs Boys or Girl vs Self?
I may think love destroys me but it is love that sets me free. Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom: Volume 2 Somewhere Nowhere In My Kingdom is back with another issue! In Volume 2, you will find a collection of seven poems on the theme of love packed together with a visual punch. As usual, … More SNIK Poetry: A Valentine’s Special
I don’t know why–out of all holidays, Valentine’s Day annoys me the most. Every holiday is commercialized to some degree, with Christmas sitting at the apex. I guess that’s how we celebrate things these days. We consume meaning and expression by consuming commercial products. By the second week of December, I was getting sick of … More Say no to pink! Or, Valentine’s Day annoys me greatly
On one hand, men consume hypersexualized female images that abound in our culture and media, while women get their kicks from far-fetched formulaic romantic tales and demand the same kind of chivalry and sacrificial spirit. What happens when two highly polarized sets of expectations must configure in the same relationship? To me, that’s Don Jon … More Don Jon: Thoughts on relationships and pornography
Relationship involves commitment. What does love involve? I’ve written about what I think about love before. In short, just to give you a sense of how I define love–love means the wonderful opportunity to be the best of yourself next to someone who is equally inspired by your presence to be the best of themselves. … More Love =/= Relationship
When someone else is lovingly aware of us (not of their judgement or desires regarding us, but simply of us as we are), we can experience the outer expression of their love. We can see the way they are looking at us, the smile on their face, and the responsiveness of their reactions to us. … More Love Is Awareness
I may think I feel in love but it is love that feels me constantly testing the woven fibers that enclose and protect my heart with a searing flame that allows no illusion of separation and as the insubstantial fabric of my inner fortress is peeled away by the persistent fire I desperately try to … More “I may think I feel in love”
What is “love”? The word itself, with all its connotations and stereotypes, begs to be defined and redefined. It’s within our nature to want to understand love–I mean, who doesn’t want to be loved? An aspect of love consists of the following. I suppose you can call it the conventional love: A boyfriend of girlfriend … More The Romantic Mumbo-Jumbo