I stumbled across a post like this on Javacia’s site a little while ago and I loved it immediately and promised myself from 2018, I’ll make it a monthly feature on here, because there are so many women who are my girl crushes and I’m going to continue acquiring girl crushes on many many ladies.
These are ladies who inspire me, I can’t help but be infatuated with them because of how they carry themselves, how they portray themselves and look, their beliefs and what they do.
The wonderful thing about this feature is, it could be anyone (female). As long as the lady has captured my attention and has me inhaling every single thing about them eagerly.
Rupi Kaur was born in Punjab, India, to a Sikh family and emigrated with her parents to Canada when she was four years old. Rupi is a poet, writer and illustrator. Her first poetry collection, milk and honey, has made her an international bestseller and her second book the sun and her flowers, is on it’s way to doing the same.
you tell me to quiet down cause my opinions make me less beautiful but i was not made with a fire in my belly so i could be put out i was not made with a lightness on my tongue so i could be easy to swallow i was made heavy half blade and half silk difficult to forget and not easy for the mind to follow
― Rupi Kaur,
Rupi Kaur is an inspiration to me because I love her poetry. I love her writing style and I love how she and other poets who write this way, are encouraging this method of self-expression. Because I know Poetry is fluid and each to their own, when it comes to the poems they write. So I am against the saying “this isn’t real poetry.” when it’s to disqualifying poems written in such style.
She is using her platform immensely well for the improvement and betterment of so many lives. She is quick to raise her voice for causes she believes in. She is good woman towards her family and friends, she is just wonderful. She exudes confidence and instils it in a lot of us. I mean she is an embodiment of I do what I want and don’t care what you think. She doesn’t sell the I am perfect image and how antibody shamming she is. I could go on and on!
Rupi uses the platform and her voice to discuss issues that plague us women and empowers us. Her poems discuss love, loss, fear, feminity, empowerment etc. her writing just captivates me and I connect with it. I love her, and she’s currently living her best life and changing lives. Which I aspire to do and be when I accomplish all I set out to do.