Milk & Honey, Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur is notably one of the most direct, beautiful and unique voices of our generation. She expresses her thoughts through photography and poetry. Her book “Milk & Honey” was released in November of 2014. Quotes from Milk and Honey can be found all over social platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr. Last year, Rupi made headlines for entirely different reasons. In 2015, Rupi put up photos from her “Mensies” series which the social platform Instagram took down, twice.
“i bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility. my womb is home to the divine. a source of life for our species. whether i choose to create or not. but very few times it is seen that way. in older civilizations this blood was considered holy. in some it still is. but a majority of people. societies. and communities shun this natural process. some are more comfortable with the pornification of women. the sexualization of women. the violence and degradation of women than this. they cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that. but will be angered and bothered by this. we menstruate and they see it as dirty. attention seeking. sick. a burden. as if this process is less natural than breathing. as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last. as if this process is not love. labour. life. selfless and strikingly beautiful.” Rupi Kaur
This issue really helped shed light to Rupi and her beautiful words. We’ve decided to share some of our favorite pieces from Rupi’s Book, “Milk & Honey.”