The Flaming Mermaid

The Flaming Mermaid

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"For the ones who dream of a magical world
She's mad but she's magic
There's no lie in her fire
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown
Till human voices wake us and drown"
As I sat in the middle of my hall clenching my fists to conceal the pain I was in, I felt at peace with the rhythmic moment of the brush strokes on the canvas I was profusely painting upon. No piece of art had ever given me such a sense of strength and confidence in the person I was.“What does this mean?,” asked my curious friend, Zoya who was busy staring at my canvas. It's me, screaming out to every woman telling her she deserves more than what she has been given. Coming from a very conservative and stereotypical country I grew up being very conscious about the outer environment, though I was never policed by the way I dressed or behaved I took my decisions very responsibly. Herein grew the idea of a strong, open minded, flaming with passion, dignity fin-taled mermaid standing as a symbol of female empowerment encouraging every young girl to dive deep and explore every water, to drown but catch hold of her breath and never give up on her battle with the world. A mermaid displays freedom and safety in her own waters but afar from it she fears and is terrified of being herself. Can we give her the world she believes exists? can we?
What are we as humans if we can’t empower each other?