Woman Body, Woman Life

How soft the breast of a woman
It is comfort to a man
It is nourishment and succor to a child
How soft her skin
To give warmth and comfort
How hard her shoulder
To keep the head of her baby when sleep comes
How wide and long her arms are
To show love, to keep warm, to protect, to console
How small her waist
There the eyes of man goes
There she ties and secures the baby on her back
Her hand
To hold man, to cook, to wipe a tear, to cure fever, to create, to hold, to bear
Her mouth, to give pleasure
Her mouth to Bless
Her mouth to curse
Her mouth to build
Her mouth to destroy
How her monthly cycle binds her
With the moon, stars and celestial
She renews her relationship with them every month
Her Vagina is pleasure and then pain
Her heart –pure Gold
Woman, o woman
What would be life without you?

– Aminata Garba



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I envision Hilda’s Shoulder to be a relationship park-a place you go to learn, vent and share. I have another understanding of the word relationship -I don’t think it is for people dating only. A marriage is a relationship too, and one which needs great rela- tions in the SHIP called home!
Hilda’s Shoulder is a place where we virtually hold hands like - real friends should. If you want to come anonymously...we understand ..still come! Hilda’s shoulder is here for you!


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