13 Poems From Milk and Honey Every Woman Needs To Read

13 Poems From Milk and Honey Every Woman Needs To Read

"You are your own soulmate"
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I bought Milk and Honey as soon as I kept seeing posts on instagram of Rupi Kaur's poems. It was definitely worth the $15 I spent at Barnes and Nobles. I fell in love with this incredible book within the first few pages I started reading. Sorry if I'm being bias but it's just so relatable and I think many women who have read this book would agree.

Milk and Honey is a collection of poems about the author's journey of surviving everything she has been through. It's separated into four different parts: the hurting, the loving, the breaking and the healing. Why I think this book is so relatable is because every women has gone through most of the things mentioned in this book, in today's society, it's very important to speak about the issues women face, we need to have our voices heard. The idea of this post was thought of on March 8th ,International Women's Day.

These are 13 poems from the book that stood out to me the most that had to be shared:

1. Treat yourself with love.

2. You are more than just "pretty"


3. You don't need others to be whole.


4. Your body is your body, don't let anyone tell you what to do with it.

5. Like Kaur said, you are born beautiful, don't let society's thoughts change your mind.


6. You are everything you need, "you are your own soulmate".


7. Kaur is explaining how you must complete yourself first, before anything else.


8. Us women have to be there for each other.


9. Like many of Kaur's poems, this encourages self-love.


10. Stop blaming yourself.


11. You treat others and love them the way you want to be.


12. Kaur's poems open your mind to things you already knew.



13. You're doing it!


Her poetry celebrates being a woman in the modern world, despite all the challenges. Milk and Honey brings comfort to the reader and something they can always refer back to when they feel the emotions discussed in the book. Milk and Honey made me realize that women don't hate themselves because they are women, we hate the way society treats us. Every woman should be proud of who they are. Nobody is perfect. I, myself suffer from low self-esteem, as I know many women who do too. Yes, being able to love yourself is one of the hardest things you can do, but you should know you can do it. Self love comes from within, something that takes a lot of time.

These are just some of the poetry from the book which I thought many girls and women need to understand and keep reading. A lot of Rupi Kaur's poems help her readers understand that they aren't alone. The overall theme of the book was about relationships. Relationships with yourself, with your family and with people you love. It address many issues like self-esteem, health, breakups and more.

After completing the book, some things I learned were that I am worthy, just like everyone else. I also learned that every women should accept her femininity and be okay with our broken parts. This book is so important to me because it’s so honest and I can make connections with it, it's just so real because it's true.

With the beautiful illustrations and heart touching words, Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey is definitely worth a read! If you have read it, what are your thoughts?

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To The Senior Graduating High School In A Month

"What feels like the end, is often the beginning."
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It wasn’t too long ago that I was in your shoes. Just a little over a year ago, I was the senior that had a month left. One month left in the hometown that I grew up in. One month left with the friends that I didn’t want to leave. One month left in the place that I had called “my school” for the past four years. You are probably thinking the same things I thought whenever it came down to only 30 days left. You’re probably scared, nervous, worried, or anxious. Maybe you’re like me and are dying to get out of high school, ready to start a new chapter. Or maybe you aren’t so ready yet. Maybe you’re wishing for a little more time.

As scary as it is, this month you have left will fly by. You’ll blink and you’ll be standing in your cap and gown, waiting for your name to be called to receive your diploma. You’ll look back on your last four years at your school and wonder why time went by so fast. It’ll be bittersweet. However, trust me when I say that you have so much to look forward to. You are about to begin taking the steps to build your future. You are going to grow and learn so much more than any high school class could teach you. You are going to meet amazing people and accomplish amazing things. So, as scared as you might be, I encourage you to take that first step out of your comfort zone and face this world head on. Chase your dreams and work towards your goals. You are smart. You are brave. You are capable of achieving amazing things. All your life, the lessons you have learned have prepared you for this point in your life. You are more than ready.

There are times when you will feel alone, scared, or confused. There are times when it won’t always be easy. But those are the times when you will shine the most because I know you will work through whatever problems you may face. Don’t think of the bad times as a terrible thing. Use them all as learning experiences. As author Joshua Marine once said, “Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

You might think that this is the end. However, it’s not. This is only the beginning. Trust me when I say that the adventures and opportunities you are about to face are nothing compared to high school. Whether you are going to college, going to work, or something else, this is the beginning of your journey called life. It will be exciting, it will be terrifying, but it will all be worth it.

So, as you walk out of your high school for the very last time, I encourage you to take a deep breath. Relax. You’ll always have the memories to look back on from high school. But your time is now, it begins today. Embrace it.

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A Beginner's Guide to Milwaukee Sports

Part I: The Bucks

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Being a college student in Milwaukee has its perks, especially for sports fans. Now, while some may have brought their hometown teams to college, others (myself included) may have warmed up to the Cream City teams without knowing much about them. If this is the case for you, then these pointers can help you start enjoying Milwaukee basketball without looking and sounding like a bandwagon fan.

Quick History

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Here are some facts about the Bucks that can make you feel more knowledgeable about the franchise:

- They have only won one championship (back in 1971) and have lost one NBA Finals series (1974) (Land of Basketball)

- They have only had one* MVP-caliber player in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (#33) during the 1971, 1972, and 1974 seasons (Land of Basketball)

- Other Notable Players Include: Oscar Robertson (#1), Sidney Moncrief (#4), Jon McGlocklin (#14) and Ray Allen (#34) (Land of Basketball)

*Giannis Antetokounmpo may win the MVP award this year

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Gear Up

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This one is a bit of a no-brainer. Wearing team's colors or spirit wear is a must, especially if you're going to a game. Most items like hats and t-shirts are perfectly acceptable, and these are great if you're not trying to break the bank. Buying your gear from a sporting goods store will usually be cheaper than buying them from the team store (the main one of which is located in Fiserv Forum). Most online stores like NBA.com, Fanatics, Fansedge, and sometimes even the team's online store will have sales on sports gear, so getting a good deal on team wear is always a plus!

A Word of Caution: Jerseys

All three of these players are not part of the 2018-2019 roster and #77 and #3 have been reused by current players Ersan Ilyasova (#77) and George Hill (#3)

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If you're willing to go the extra mile, buying a jersey can really get you into locked in and pumped for the live action. However, it should be kept in mind that official Nike NBA jerseys range from $110-$250, so they definitely are an investment. While there are other options available like the FastBreak jerseys by Fanatics, they are a simpler (still official) knockoff of the Nike jerseys. Also; beware buying sale jerseys. There are usually three reasons why jerseys are ever on sale (aside from a storewide sale): a player is injured, a player doesn't play much and is about to be traded, or a player has been traded. While there is nothing wrong with having the jersey of a player who went on to another team (like Kareem and Allen), you are not exactly going to get brownie points for wearing a Jabari Parker or a Thon Maker jersey anytime soon.

Know The Current Squad

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Everyone in Milwaukee has heard of Giannis Antetokounmpo, but who else is part of the supporting cast?

Starting Five for the 2018-2019 Milwaukee Bucks (Basketball Reference):

- #6 Eric Bledsoe at Point Guard

- #13 Malcolm "The President" Brogdon at Shooting Guard

- #22 Khris "Money" Middleton at Small Forward

- #34 Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo at Power Forward

- #11 Brook "Splash Mountain" Lopez at Center

Student Perk

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Using your university email, you can get special discount ticket offers for home games by signing up for the Bucks' Student Rush Program. Tickets usually start at $15 per ticket, and the seats available may depend on who the Bucks are playing (and how well they are doing during the season).

Get Involved and Have Fun!

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Don't be afraid to get into it! The Bucks are an amazing team to watch and they love Bucks Nation. In addition to cheering at games, going to team events and player appearances can be great ways to make memories and even get an autograph or two!

Are You a Bucks Fan Now?🦌

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