I've just started posting new, heartfelt poetry: "Lullabies for the End of the World." I am very open to exchanging critiques and starting conversations in the comments of the poems.
The UnSlut Project is now out as a book, called "UnSlut: A Diary and A Memoir"! You can order it online, or find it at a book store near you! http://zestbooks.net/unslut/
Also, there's a movie! Check out "UnSlut: A Documentary Film": http://www.unslutproject.com/the-film.html
When I was eleven years old, I was branded a slut by my classmates. For the next few years of my life, I was bullied incessantly at school, after school, and online. At the time, I didn't feel comfortable confiding in my parents or other adults in my life. I would have loved to be able to access an online community of women who had survived what I was going through; it would have given me reassurance to know that this time would pass and my life would get better.
So I decided to create The UnSlut Project in the hopes that my own diary entries could provide some perspective to girls who currently feel trapped and ashamed. I am publishing these entries one at a time, without changing a single word except for the names of the people involved. My limited commentary, which is confined to brackets in each entry, is meant to provide the relief of my current perspective, fifteen years later.
Watch my TEDxYouth talk here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=36l-UwlO9D4
The UnSlut Project is a collaborative effort to reach out to those girls and offer them some hope for the future. It is also a chance for us to prove, through sharing the details of our own experiences, that slut shaming is a strong negative force that has affected the lives of many women.
If you have had an experience you'd like to share, or if you can offer some words of advice and encouragement to young women who need them, please contribute here: http://www.unslutproject.com/share-your-story.html
My names Tobi. I live in Ireland. I'm Irish but i'm not a leprechaun. (They're not real, btw). I like reading and writing and just having fun in general. I'm a strong girl. Nobody's life is perfect.
Say what you think and always stand up for yourself even if you're standing alone.
I adore quotes and inspirational words which is the main reason I put together a book of quotes (check it out) So, If you have any good ones, what are you waiting for, let me know.
I always reply all my messages eventually.
Oh, and check this out
Just a bookworm with a love for writing
I call myself a Gypsy because I am a wanderer in my thoughts.I keep moving from one thing to another, often indulging in many fantasies at once, racing against life to make my dreams come alive.
Writing is my passion. Poetry has always been the voice of my soul and is my everlasting love.
My life can be aptly described by the words "So much to do, So little time!"
I hope you will enjoy losing yourself in my world and maybe, somewhere along the way, find yourself instead!
|| M. Soorma ||
Celebrating my milestones....
Rise and Shine #1 on 4th May 2016
Life begins here #2 on 28th Nov, 2015
You Make Me Spill My Ink #6 on 30th Dec 2016
Rainy Days and SUNDAYS #49 on 19th Dec 2016
Echoes #269 on 19th Dec 2016
Reflections #112 on 31st July 2016
Love Notes #90 on 5th Nov 2016
Rustlings #122 on 28th July 2016
Poemitas #207 on 8th Nov 2016
Kaleidoscope #151 on 1st Sep 2016
Dancing Stars #66 on 20th May 2016
Of Him and Her #44 on 16th May 2016
Sillage #107 on 19th Sept, 2015
Soulful Stirrings #153 on 9th Mar 2017
Breaths and Heartbeats #534 on 30th Dec 2016
Drops in my Ocean #218 on 7th June 2016
Poetical Musings of a Gypsy #192 on 5th Nov 2016
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"I love hearing old songs I used to love. They're like memories I can always go back to."
>June 18th, 2002; 14 y.o.
>Basketball; PG, SG, SF
>Writer since December 31st, 2014
>Sort of an anti-social
>Awkward in person
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