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C H R I S T I N AA N D R E E N  โœจ|| hold up your homegirls ||โœจ

๐ŸŽง | Press play for, "DESTROYER," pt 2 a piece that addresses themes of feminism, patriarchy and an empowered moment in my travels in India.
#thatsindia #feminism #spokenword #poetry

๐ŸŽง | during my travels, poetry really flowed through me. Now that I'm back in Melbourne I am going to begin performing at open mic poetry nights and sharing them as audiograms.
Press play for, "DESTROYER," pt 1 a piece that addresses themes of feminism, patriarchy and an empowered moment in my travels in India.
#thatsindia #feminism #spokenword #poetry

๐Ÿ”€| back to [another] reality

I'm curiously observing the ways that my body adapted into India's culture and the new adaptations happening as it reemerges in a more familiar society...
India rings in my ears as I walk down the quiet streets in Melbourne. I can hear the trams and car wheels gliding and the leaves wavering and my ears just ring from the near silence. India is indescribably filled with the noise and sounds of 1.5 Billion people creating life- from every corner sounds come. I hadn't realized the extent until I came back. I find from time to time this ringing- reminding me there are so many realities to live and I love both this silence and India's mad noise calling me like a chant, just for me, with that ring- that is imperceptible to the outside world.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ| some things have no beginning, nor end. My whole life India has been in my heart, calling me. Now after seven months I'm departing more fully myself for answering what's been and feeling at peace with what will be. I haven't documented much and now that my time has come to an end I'm thankful. I lived each sunset and smile and left my phone in the room many days to be in the present. More than half a year and it feels like minutes and lifetimes all at once- #thatsindia
#acrosstheshores #getlost

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉ| "the promotion of female friendships is a political statement that any woman can make at a personal level"
#holdupyourhomegirls | #knockdownyourpedestals
be political | be radical | be the difference
#strongertogether #feminism #womenforwomen

๐Ÿ‘ฏ| when your face feels every muscle from the pure and utterly fluttering wild happiness that keeps you laughing out loud and smiling into your dreams #mybestfriendswedding #strongertogether #wildwomen #acrosstheshores #thatsindia #haremhenna

๐Ÿ’“| I'm a world away from the marches and still my heart is all in. Yesterday, I spent my first day speaking after ten days of beautiful silence connecting with women who worked together to overcome language barriers and speak to each other's hearts. I cried and laughed and hugged and let my heart spill with love for them as Farsi was translated to English and English simplified and explained and all of us taking the time to really see one another and deeply listen. We are #strongertogether and our actions aren't only for those within our borders, equality is a right for every women, and I'm so proud to see my streams filled with action. This was mine, small and connected and powerful.
#womensmarch #feminism #femininedivine #acrosstheshores #getlost

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ| "sitting like a mountain let your mind rise and fly and soar" - Sogyal Rinpoche
I arrived back in India three days ago and these were the endless vistas that greeted me on my return. Tomorrow I begin a 10 day silent meditation and I will sit with my heart and mind and watch my thoughts appear like these ridges and connect to the sky like aspect that stretches beyond my thoughts.
I feel incredibly thankful and eager to have 10 days to dedicate to exploring the terrain within myself. I'm also thankful to Vipassana for offering all retreats on a donation basis!
So, here goes the chattiest woman most of you know, going silent. See you on the flip side!
#acrosstheshores #getlost #thatsindia #meditation

๐ŸŒ…| sending all my love with these final rays of Sri Lankan sun as it now rises on your beautiful faces back home!
#acrosstheshores #getlost

๐ŸŒฑ| tree hugs because Mother Nature loves endlessly
#acrosstheshores #getlost #thatsindia

๐ŸŒพ| keepin it breezy for '17

#acrosstheshores #getlost

๐Ÿ•ฏ| hold up your homegirls, knock down your pedestals
#feminism #femininedivine #thatsindia #acrosstheshores #getlost

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