On Delilah and the Villains We Make of Women Who Seek Power
Succubus, siren, gold-digger, temptress: There are so many words for a woman with money in her hands.
Beauty and the BeastMost Diplomatic Temptress.
I was wagering my womanhood against a currency exchange, thrilled to be receiving something for the promise of myself.
thirtypieces of silver
Here is a woman who tilts the earth under a hero’s feet.
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Esther, you are a queen not because of your physical perfection, but because of the horror and rage you transformed it into.
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There is a part of me, even after so many iterations of faith and years of living in an adult body, that is waiting for punishment, waiting to be banished from the Garden.
I added it to the list of things off-limits: questions about the past, the wars, why my grandparents had fled China for Taiwan. Why eventually they left that place too.