18 Reasons Every Woman Should Follow Poet Rupi Kaur On Instagram

“our backs / tell stories / no books have / the spine to / carry”

Toronto-based photographer and writer Rupi Kaur uses Instagram to post her poetry about survival, womanhood, abuse, love, and loss. She recently published a book of poems, titled Milk And Honey. Here’s a selection of her best work.

1. On fear.

2. On body hair.

3. On being a woman of colour.

4. On fathering.

5. On being like water.

6. On not being “like other girls”.

7. On sisterhood.

8. On being nothing.

9. On being more than a vessel.

10. On toxic men.

11. On menstruation.

12. On abusive relationships.

13. On child sexual abuse.

14. On being outspoken.

15. On the greatest lesson.

16. On the wrong kind of paternal kindness.

17. On marriage.

18. And on being extraordinary.

To get your hands on Rupi Kaur’s book of poetry and prose Milk And Honey, click here.

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Imaan Sheikh is a writer for BuzzFeed and is based in Dubai.
 
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