7 Poems To Heal Your Feminist Heart

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If you want to commit to something — a creative practice, a way of life, even a dietary change — you can never remind yourself too often of your goals. Not surprisingly, the advent of 2017 brought lots of resolutions about practicing feminism, and — hey, it's okay if one or two or five of those have fallen by the wayside. In fact, it's never too late to get back on that feminist horse and ride toward that sunset.

In other words, you can heal your feminist heart, no matter how many blows it's suffered recently. And poetry can be just the thing to help you do so.

In her article "Poetry, Feminism, and the Public Sphere," Kathleen Crown writes:

So many aspirations about feminism are aimed at this very idea--"the individual's participation in public life." If you're ready to soothe the wounds and get out of convalescence mode and into feminist warrior pose, read on.

1"I Am the Whole Defense" by Mai Der Vang

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2"The Soul selects her own Society (303)" by Emily Dickinson

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3"canvas and mirror" by evie shockley

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4"Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah" by Patricia Smith

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5"You Foolish Men" by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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6[we fight back to control the outside] by kari edwards

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7"Exclusively on Venus" by Trace Peterson

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