Cover Photo: Detail from Pierre Jean van der Ouderaa's "The Temptation of Eve"
Detail from Pierre Jean van der Ouderaa's "The Temptation of Eve"

On Eve’s Temptation and the Monsters We Make of Hungry Women

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.

This is Daughters of Eve, a monthly column by Nina Li Coomes which uses women of the Bible to dissect ideas about womanhood, power and what it means to be "worthy."

Conversely, a woman sickened with sin is one who is riddled with said hungers, reduced to a gaping mouth never satisfied.

Your will rule over you

Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer, currently living in Boston, MA. Her writing has appeared in EATER, The  Collapsar, and  RHINO Poetry among other places. Her debut chapbook haircut poems was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2017.