"Writing has always been a thing for me, there’s really no other way to describe it. It’s always kind of been there, lingering. Whether its poetry, short stories, opinion pieces or an essay. I find something so immensely satisfying in proving my point. It’s a craft I have mad respect for, considering how much it’s helped me gain a better understanding of myself and my own shit. Most of my stuff doesn’t leave my computer or my journal. I don’t even read my poetry after I write it. I’m a pretty open person, but things come out in my writing that I would never have been able to acknowledge to myself if it were another situation — if that makes any sense. Keeps me sane."
Killing the Concept of Virginity
Popping the Metaphorical Cherry
We are all familiar with the concept of virginity — or at the least, a corrupted version of it. Virginity typically rears its ugly head as we dive into the depths of our teen years, when the pressure to lose it suddenly emerges. Because it’s such a major concept among youth, it deserves scrutiny. What is the true definition of this colossal part of every teen’s life, known as virginity?
Merriam-Webster defines virginity as “the state of never having had sexual intercourse.” Although this is partially true, it often comes with a stigma that is damaging to many young women. The only way to avoid such detriment is by recognizing that this entire image of the virgin is absolutely unnecessary in society. Virginity is a social construct; it is nothing but a fabrication of the patriarchy meant to oppress and demean women.
The plot of every ’80s coming-of-age film, every Cosmopolitan article, every girl’s biggest fear and every boy’s greatest achievement – all based on losing something that doesn’t even exist.