Poem at night ~ Angry Woman/ Gedicht zur Nacht ~ Wuetende Frau

October 2018

This afternoon I posted Tracee Ellis Ross’s TED talk about women’s rage. I mentioned that I wrote a poem about it and needed to find it. So here I post it again with the history of its posting.

How strange that I always thought anger and rage is my personal problem. I now realise that it is far, far bigger and more important than I ever realised. I think it is time to talk about it. Let it breathe and listen to it like Tracee Ellis Ross suggested.

July 2016

This is one of my posts on my old bi-lingual blog which I have integrated here. It is still a topic for me to work on 🙂 (No I do not have a shotgun!!!!!!)

June 2013

Anger and rage certainly topics, I will work on again and again 🙂

Angry Woman

“I am
a very
angry
woman.”
she said
smiling.

No one
believed
her.

Until
she got
the shotgun
out!

Oktober 2018

Heute nachmittag habe ich Tracee Ellis Ross’s TED talk  (englischer Post) ueber Frauen Wut veroeffentlicht. Ich hatte dabei erwaehnt, dass ich zu diesem Thema auch ein Gedicht geschrieben habe und dass ich es finden und nochmals veroeffentlichen  muss. Deshalb veroeffentliche ich es hier nochmals mit dem Verlauf der vorherigen Veroeffentlichungen.

Wie komisch, dass ich immer dachte, Wut sei nur ein privates Problem von mir. Nun beginne ich zu verstehen, dass es sehr sehr viel groesser ist, als ich jemals verstanden habe.Ich denke es ist and er Zeit, ueber Wut zu sprechen. Unsere Wut atment zu lassen und ihr zu zu hoeren wie Tracee Ellis Ross vorgeschlagen hat.

Juli 2016<

Dies ist ein Post, den ich im Juni 2013 geschrieben habe, der aber immer noch aktuell ist 🙂 ( Nein ich besitze kein Schiessgewehr!!!!!)

Juni 2013

Wut ist sicherlich ein Thema, an dem ich immer wieder arbeiten werde 🙂

Wuetende Frau

“Ich bin
eine sehr
wuetende Frau.”
sagte sie
laechelnd.

Niemand
glaubte ihr.

Bis sie
das Schiessgewehr
heraus holte!

For all you Angry Ladies out there!

I watched this TED Talk and thought you would find it interesting. Actually, I watched it quite some time ago but forgot all about it. Then I had a conversation with VJ from A Woman’s Quest about rage and anger in women and I thought I need to explore that topic more.

I start to wonder if much of today’s mental health problems in women is simply subdued rage. The anger of a lifetime of not expressing our boundaries, our frustration and our real selves.

I remember well when I was in the last year of Kindergarten a boy came to our group who grew up in South America and had never seen ginger hair. He made fun of me and I got angry and went for him. No one approved, of course. As a girl, I had to take it and be nice about it.

That taught me that my anger was nothing I am supposed to express. I can express all the “nice” emotions but don’t ever dare to be angry or frustrated. We all know the “Don’t be hormonal about it” or other disrespectful sentences when we express that we are not happy with something.

But the difficult thing is that these behaviours are learned so well and being uncomfortable with it is so subconscious that we often are not aware that we, in fact, don’t act in our own favour and to our own health.

These are some thoughts popping up. I have not thought the whole thing fully through. There is a poem I wrote about it too. Need to find it and post it too. Stepping stones to a changing mind…

But here is the TED talk:

Tracee Ellis Ross: A woman’s fury holds lifetimes of wisdom
https://go.ted.com/CvCz

Video Credit: Tracee Ellis Ross via YouTube TED

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