Aphrodite Made Me Do It: Volume 1 (Myth and Magick)

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Aphrodite Made Me Do It: Volume 1 (Myth and Magick)

Aphrodite Made Me Do It: Volume 1 (Myth and Magick)

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Gradually, the poet (and the goddess) moves from righteous anger and grief to acceptance, forgiveness and a strength to move forward into a more hopeful future, both individually and as a species. She currently lives in a house by the sea in New Jersey; and when she's not wrangling her cat, Honeybun, she stares out at the water and waits for the words to wash ashore. The poetry itself - especially the parts about rewriting Aphrodite's story far away from the male gaze - was intriguing, but it didn't capture me for long. Each of them feels personal, almost as if reading another's diary, and they often deal with difficult content in beautiful ways which make you leave feeling empowered and strong.

Aphrodite Made Me Do It is a poetry collection for every fem, feminist, or fan of the goddess of love. I feel like I come out of most poetry/prose collections with generally the same thoughts and feelings.

The poetry style was minimalistic and 'Tumblr-y' which fit the blandness of most of the collection, but made the Aphrodite part rawer. Each section (obviously) has its own themes and tones, and speaks to the reader on a different level. I read the NetGalley proof on my kindle which for some annoying reason always means that it messes up the lines and images, but I liked the design and style anyway.

I opened the book to “start” reading, and ended up reading the entire thing without putting it down. Part mythology retelling, part healing manifesto, this empowering and feminist collection tackles the timeless topic of love--romantic, platonic, and self-love--while also exploring various pieces of myth from Aphrodite's perspective. There was something so unique about this collection and I love that the author included her illustrations and art work. aphrodite then (as the feminist, lgbt icon she is) explains the power of love and forgiveness to our narrator. You will find grace between these pages and a little sadness, too--the kind that makes flowers grow in all of the places you need them most.I really appreciated that, despite this being Aphrodite inspired, the author didn’t allow love or romance to be the biggest part of her story – she actually says as much in a few of her poems. The bestselling LGBTQ+ graphic novel about life, love, and everything that happens in between: this is the fifth volume of the Heartstopper series. It's extremely hard to give a book that talks about homosexuality, feminism and even SA/rape a low rating, but could you imagine how frustrating it is to expect these subjects to be talked about deeply or/and to have a heartbreaking imagery associated with it and to end up having just random thoughts thrown onto the paper, with a writing that neither is polished nor controlled ? The poems here combine to make a feminist manifesto that inspires strength, courage, pride, and a negation of all society deems a woman's body to be and all the multitudes it actually contains.

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