Writing Prompts / by Carolyn Busa

What is going on in this girl's mind? What has happened in the last two hours? What has happened in the last two years? How much of this can you let us know without leaving this room, her chair, her thoughts?

What is going on in this girl's mind? What has happened in the last two hours? What has happened in the last two years? How much of this can you let us know without leaving this room, her chair, her thoughts?

This picture speaks to me in a lot of ways but mainly women's reproductive rights.

First of all, the woman is sad which is a dead giveaway we're talking about babies. The woman drew a picture of a little girl. This little girl obviously represents the daughter she gave up for adoption after being forced to complete her unwanted pregnancy. Plus, she's grabbing her abdomen or as I see it, her Fallopian tubes. According to Wikipedia: In a woman's body the tube allows passage of the egg from the ovary to the uterus. Another key word: passage. Passage of time = 9 months. Wow. This is getting real.

In the past two hours I think this woman received a phone call at the mental institution (where she was forced to live after the baby was born) from the unwanted daughter. She found out her daughter was raised by rich parents which is why she drew the castle.

As sad as this picture, I think the biggest takeaway is the nightgown she now wears everyday. The dirty, oppressive nightgown which women everywhere are forced to wear. 

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