Stories Tales Truth
“The stories you hear of beauty are the stories told by men. They are the tales told in bold, black words across a white page.
The stories passed down by women are different. Those stories are the lessons which lay between the lines. Sometimes our stories get passed like Chinese whispers, warnings from girl to girl, mouth to ear.
Scheherazade pushed words through the sieve of her teeth to keep her head attached to her body. Cleopatra serpentined her tongue around the language of her lovers, telling them what they wanted to hear, her mouth swollen with seven languages worth of words.”
Me? I just write them down.
From 1001 Nights, by Dina Honour