(Photo by Carlota Guerrero for TheNudeLabel. Models: Alejandra and friends )
I asked poet and multidisciplinary artist Alejandra Smits for her wisdom on how women can take responsibility for themselves, develop and manifest the power of feminine energy, and approach self care. Alejandra's responses to these interview questions were in a series of poems, which can be freely interpreted by the reader for self healing and growth.
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What is femininity? What is coming into womanhood?
It is entering a room with interesting furniture and soft bed linen.
You get to play with powerful objects,
learn how to hang some curtains if you feel like it,
clean the walls and floors.
Plant some seeds outside your window.
Refurnish it every now and then.
Invite people over to share the space with them.
Learn its limits and magical powers.
(Photo by Carlota Guerrero for TheNudeLabel. Models: Alejandra and friend )
What is self-care and acceptance?
My body belongs to me
And I love myself
So I love my body
What is knowing thyself?
(Alejandra Smits for Paloma Wool wearing her poetry in promotional video 'A Love Letter')
What is being present?
Giving the same amount of importance
love and awareness to
every existing situation and being
But all of that is just a mirror of who you are
What is self-empowerment?
Realizing you’re responsible for your existence
And your emotions
And everything that “happens to you”
You are happening at the same time
Winking at yourself for knowing you are
a never-ending being
(Alejandra Smits for Paloma Wool)
PHOTOS AND POETRY VIA ALEJANDRA SMITS