The New Medusa
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(2015) I've heard that nuns avoid walking down the middle of hallways because they feel it is arrogant to put themselves in the center of the space. They slink along the sides like modest ghosts; humble, submissive, silent...
Consider this piece the exact opposite of that idea.
If I could pass on just one message to all young girls it's this: Walk with confidence and purpose down the center of every figurative and literal hallway you tread. Be self-assured. That path belongs to you and only you. Own it and never be sorry.
Displaying the paradox of a protected head and exposed body, the duality is that The New Medusa, while adorned like a hero, is still a villain. As nature can be both cruel and kind, so too is the human condition. There is no escaping the fact that we are perpetual tourists in the lands of heroism and villainy.
"The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy."
-- Floriano Martins
"For a minute there I lost myself, I lost myself..."
-- Karma Police, Radiohead