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Reclaiming the Goddess, "Herself"

This drawing was the first of this new series in this new chapter of my life. I'm in a process of reclaiming parts of myself I have lost along the way. Really, this is something that is too easy for many of us women to do; to let go of passions, dreams, pieces of our personality in the name of motherhood, to keep our relationships together, to focus on our careers. Its an insidious process, one we don't notice before its too late because we never took the time to take stock of ourselves, take care of ourselves in the daily flurry of responsibilities and activities. 

In this modern era where it is said "women can have it all; family, career, success," it feels more like "women should do it all; be the principle parent, work as hard as you can to have a successful career, and don't stop until you accomplish everything on your list." Its a masculine model cleverly disguised in the cloak of feminism. 

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