The whimsical aspect of being founder of CCIQ Press is that I can post whatever I want — whenever I want. If you take a look at the recent themes from our idiosyncratic female collective education as pertaining to women has taken a front row seat. With a strong emphasis on not only what it means to be a woman but how we can better our lives by fortifying our strength. Below you will find thought provoking pieces by two of my scribes: MK McWilliams & Sonja Mabel McClure both very different poets but so incredibly relevant with their work output via their passion of the written word.
Rania M M Watts, Founder of CCIQ Press
by MK McWilliams
I will not apologize for my body.
I will not apologize for the freckles and marks and lines and scars that “mar” my skin.
I will not apologize for the way my hips swing or the size of my ass or how my breasts look.
I will not say sorry for showing cleavage or wearing a short skirt because some people cannot handle the image of a woman\’s flesh.
I will not apologize for the looser skin on the tummy of this body that birthed the greatest light in my life.
This body that, even when sick and scared and suffering, kept me alive when I almost wasn\’t anymore.
This body that slowly recovered but will never be the same.
This body that walks, runs, jumps, swims, ambles in nature with the most precious appreciation of it and itself.
This body that is capable of holding on tightly and giving physical comfort to my loved ones.
This body that relishes in giving pleasure to my lover and receives pleasure in return in the most extraordinary way.
I will not apologize for any of it. And neither should you.
Queens of the Quill
By Sonja Mabel McClure
seep splendor and imagination
crocheting words as lace,
filaments of crystalline images
and ideas intersect
into webs of poetry
to combine the talents,
the strength of Maya
the innovation of Adrienne
the fearlessness of Sylvia
the complexities of Emily
to acquire such skills
electricity conveyed via fingertips
For more information on MK or Sonja check out Quill Fated Scribes for bios!