Long ago in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia women understood the importance of our feminine soul. We knew our bodies are sacred. We knew our blood is powerful. We knew our ability to give birth is divine. We knew our sex is important. We knew that as we age we become wisdom keepers for the community. We were proud of our voluptuous feminine bodies. And we expressed our voices POWERFULLY.
Furisode kimono, first half 19th century, Japan. “Long-sleeved robe (furisode) with design of swallows (tsubame), cliffs and waves embroidered with various shades of brown, yellow, white, red and blue silk; three crests couched with gold metallic thread across the upper back; lined with reddish-orange silk and padded at bottom. Silk satin with silk and gilt-paper embroidery” MFA. (William Sturgis Bigelow Collection)