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?

Cover Image Credit: Ida Domingo

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To The Girl Struggling With Her Body Image

It's not about the size of your jeans, but the size of your heart, soul, and spirit.

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To the girl struggling with her body image,

You are more than the number on the scale. You are more than the number on your jeans and dresses. You are way more than the number of pounds you've gained or lost in whatever amount of time.

Weight is defined as the quantity of matter contained by a body or object. Weight does not define your self-worth, ambition or potential.

So many girls strive for validation through the various numbers associated with body image and it's really so sad seeing such beautiful, incredible women become discouraged over a few numbers that don't measure anything of true significance.

Yes, it is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is important to take care of yourself. However, taking care of yourself includes your mental health as well. Neglecting either your mental or physical health will inflict problems on the other. It's very easy to get caught up in the idea that you're too heavy or too thin, which results in you possibly mistreating your body in some way.

Your body is your special, beautiful temple. It harbors all of your thoughts, feelings, characteristics, and ideas. Without it, you wouldn't be you. If you so wish to change it in a healthy way, then, by all means, go ahead. With that being said, don't make changes to impress or please someone else. You are the only person who is in charge of your body. No one else has the right to tell you whether or not your body is good enough. If you don't satisfy their standards, then you don't need that sort of negative influence in your life. That sort of manipulation and control is extremely unhealthy in its own regard.

Do not hold back on things you love or want to do because of how you interpret your body. You are enough. You are more than enough. You are more than your exterior. You are your inner being, your spirit. A smile and confidence are the most beautiful things you can wear.

It's not about the size of your jeans. It's about the size of your mind and heart. Embrace your body, observe and adore every curve, bone and stretch mark. Wear what makes you feel happy and comfortable in your own skin. Do your hair and makeup (or don't do either) to your heart's desire. Wear the crop top you've been eyeing up in that store window. Want a bikini body? Put a bikini on your body, simple.

So, as hard as it may seem sometimes, understand that the number on the scale doesn't measure the amount or significance of your contributions to this world. Just because that dress doesn't fit you like you had hoped doesn't mean that you're any less of a person.

Love your body, and your body will love you right back.

Cover Image Credit: Lauren Margliotti

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The Football World Loses One Of Its Finest Players

Bart Starr passed away and NFL players, coaches, and fans all mourn the loss of the Packer legend, but his life and career will live on in hearts of Packer nation forever.

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Bart Starr passed away at the age of 85 in Birmingham, Alabama. The NFL lost a great player. The Green Bay Packers lost a hero. And, the world lost a true gentleman. Starr's legacy has surpassed his accomplishments on the gridiron. He inspired not only his peers but the generations that have come after him. He is — and always — will be remembered as a Hall of Famer, a champion, and a Packer.


Bart Starr was a Packers legend. Starr led Green Bay to six division titles and five world championships. As the quarterback of Vince Lombardi's offense, he kept the machine going and executed the plays like no other. His mastery of the position was a large part of the Packers success in the 1960s. Starr was also the perfect teammate for the perfect team. His leadership put him in command of the Packers. Starr's time in Green Bay will not be forgotten by former players, coaches, and the fans.

Bart Starr's resume is rivaled by few in NFL history. He played in 10 postseason games and won 9 of them. He led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and won the MVP award in both games. He was the MVP of the league in 1966 and was named to the NFL All-Decade Team of the 1960s. The Packers retired his number 15 and Starr has been inducted into the Packers and Pro Football Hall of Fame.


After his playing days, Starr would become the head coach of the Packers. He could not repeat the success he had on the field from the 1960s teams. His coaching years do not take away from his legacy as one of the all-time great Packers. Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

One of Starr's last visits to Lambeau field was on a cold November night in 2015. Starr and his wife attended a ceremony in which the Packers retired Brett Favre's jersey number. Starr was the perfect personification of what it meant to be a Packer. His most heroic moment came in the 1967 NFL Championship Game. The Ice Bowl came down to a third and goal in Lambeau Field's south endzone against the Dallas Cowboys. Starr came to the sidelines and bravely told Vince Lombardi that he can sneak it in for a game-winning touchdown. Lombardi then replied, "Run it, and let's get the hell out of here." Starr ran a quarterback sneak for the game-winner and the Packers were off to Super Bowl II. Without Starr, Green Bay would not have won a second straight Super Bowl. His leadership in big game moments will live with Packers fans for a lifetime.

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Starr leaves behind his wife Cherry, his son, and three granddaughters. Packers fans will have a tight grip on the memories Bart Starr and the 60s teams created. Starr left behind a template for being a Green Bay Packer. He also left a template for being a good man and a gentleman of the game of football. He was a competitor and a leader. Packer nation mourns for the loss of one of the finest human beings the game has seen.

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