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The Myriad Visages of a Woman

March 9, 2018 | By

Brilliant artworks by Joyita Basak, a Kolkata-based blogger and artist to commemorate the Women’s History Month in March. Along with a short poem and a note for the Women’s History Month in March, written by Lopa Banerjee, Dy. Editor of Learning and Creativity e-zine.

women's history month artwork
Artwork by Joyita Basak

“I burn, I love, I quench, I live. I am a humble alphabet and a bird song, I am a fire-bird and a bride that twirls and swirls, as much as I twist and bend. I am the gaja gamini who fuels your desire and paints your palette crimson, I am the honey and poison of many births…

Dear men, come, sit on my banks for a while and let us see the sky, the galaxy and the carnival of the sun together.”

artwork women's history month

The euphoria and the sweet nothings of our messages for the International Women’s day  has just passed, but let us not forget to add that we women need to stand in solidarity with each other in all walks of our existence for days, months, years, ages, eons. A baby step each day is needed so that we can accomplish giant strides in the long run. Let us begin supporting each other, celebrating each other as friends, peers, as our own kith and kin. Unless it is a gender-equal society not only in poems, art and dissent, but also in the grass-root level where small seeds of change are being sowed every day,  our accomplishment of an organic, proactive society shall remain only a shallow dream.

Let this note be a blessed beginning of the Women’s History Month and let us women be the winds of change, today and forever.

artwork women's day

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Learning and Creativity publishes articles, stories, poems, reviews, and other literary works, artworks, photographs and other publishable material contributed by writers, artists and photographers as a friendly gesture. The opinions shared by the writers, artists and photographers are their personal opinion and does not reflect the opinion of Learning and Creativity emagazine. Images used in the posts (not including those from Learning and Creativity's own photo archives) have been procured from the contributors themselves, public forums, social networking sites, publicity releases, Morguefile free photo archives and Creative Commons. Please inform us if any of the images used here are copyrighted, we will pull those images down.

Lopamudra Banerjee is a writer, poet and translator, currently based in Dallas, USA. She is Deputy Editor of Learning & Creativity and the co-editor of 'Defiant Dreams: Tales of Everyday Divas', published by Readomania in collaboration with Incredible Women of India. She has been the Creative Editor of Incredible Women of India. 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey', her debut memoir/autobiographical novel, recently published by Authorspress, has been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 hosted by Chanticleer Reviews and Media LLC, USA. Her literary works have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, both in India and the US. She has been a regular contributor for Cafe Dissensus, Different Truths, Readomania.com and many other e-zines. Her fiction will also be featured in the upcoming Silhouette I & II anthology, to be published by Authorspress. She has received the Reuel International Award 2016 for her English translation of Rabindranath Tagore's novella Nastanirh (The Broken Home) instituted by The Significant League, a renowned literature group in Facebook, and the book is available in Amazon Kindle.
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