At the beginning of all of my posts from now until December 31st I will be including a link to my Dressember fundraising page. I will also be sharing facts about modern day slavery. Today’s fact: The U.S. State Department reports that 80% of all trafficking victims are female, and 50% of trafficking victims are children (information was found here).
Here is the link to my fundraising page if you want to join me in helping exploited women experience freedom. Part of Dressember is just starting the conversation, but another large part is raising money to help Dressember’s partners carry out rescue missions. Just $200 dollars helps with the immediate needs a woman has when she leaves a trafficking situation. Whether or not you make a donation, start the conversation!
Milk & Honey was so different than anything I have ever read before and I loved it! As I told you in my last post, Rupi Kaur truly puts her heart on paper. She is so open to her audience but that does not leave her vulnerable, it leaves her powerful. Kaur lets her readers know that having feelings does not make you weak, it is where your strength lies.
As I mentioned before, Milk & Honey is broken down into four parts, The Hurting, The Loving, The Breaking, and the Healing. Last time I told you there were two ways to tackle this book, in order or by the section that speaks to you. I chose to go in order and after finishing it I would personally recommend that way if you are looking for a rollercoaster of emotions.
The Hurting: This was the hardest section to get through. Kaur talks about physical abuse and an absent father. One of my favorite poem from this section was:
The Loving: I thought this was going to be my favorite part and although it was good, The Healing stands out to me. This part is definitely a good pick me up from the section before it. There were a lot of love poems in here but one of my favorites was all about self-love.
The Breaking: Just as quickly as she brought us from hurting to being full of love, Kaur brings us back down again. The Breaking deals with the pain of a lost love. This is the part that tells readers that being broken does not mean you are weak. One of my favorites from this section was…
The Healing: My favorite section! This section of Milk & Honey was so uplifting and it was the best section to end on. If you need a book to tell you be strong, this is it! I bookmarked so many poems in this section it was nearly impossible to choose one but I wanted to share one that is absolute #girlpower…
My biggest suggestion for reading Milk & Honey is to bookmark ones that mean something to you. Whether they speak to you from experience or they just stop and make you think it can be your own diary inside of Rupi Kaur’s. I am planning on using a different color post-it and on the inside cover write a key so I know which poems spoke to me each time I read it.
What’s your favorite Rupi Kaur poem? Let me know in the comments!