Rupi Kaur, a feminist poet and writer, whose fame originated from her Instagram account, (@rupikaur_), discusses feminism on a multicultural and racial level, along with the hardships women face all over the world, through her writing. Within her poetry, Kaur gracefully vocalizes the beauty of the female, and the importance of such recognition; separating the notion of a strong female from any racial, cultural, or ethnic differences within the world. Currently living in Canada, raised as an immigrant from India, Kaur has experienced the prevalent separations of a predominately Caucasian male dictated society, and utilizes such struggles in order to advocate towards women and young girls recognizing their own strengths, while projecting the notion of equality for all.
Feminism at large is the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Multicultural feminism extends further into the notion that women are often separated and treated as of different values and significance based on class, sexuality, and race. Feminism can extend to a small audience, or it can attempt to tackle the conviction that all women in the world are equal; equal to themselves, equal to men, equal to each-other. This notion is one that has been fought for generations, by women such as Alice Paul, Gloria Steinem, or excellent younger models for feminism, such as Malala Yousafzai or Emma Watson.
Rupi Kaur’s writing offers an extraordinary look into the purest form of feminism and a goal that reaches much beyond the infiltrated negative associations often around the term “feminism." She works to highlight the strength of women and defeat a stigma surrounding women since the dawn of time, carefully and consistently calling women names such as “resilient” or “extraordinary” before she calls them “pretty.” In doing so, she projects the notion that "pretty" is lovely and "pretty" is impactful in a self-confidence manner, but "pretty" as a compliment is not strong or powerful, and does not signify one's importance to the world at large.
Kaur’s book, Milk and Honey; a collection of her poetry, separated into four different chapters, tackles issues surrounding the large cultural unawareness of the strength and importance of women, the impact of society on dangerously-aware adolescent females, and the world as a whole. Her words surround particularly heavy and sensitive issues in a light, and eloquent manner, as if one could enjoy reading Milk and Honey while simultaneously drinking a cup of tea, and listening to Leon Bridges.