By Hrishika Muthukrishnan
The beauty of a human being In comparison to any other species Is our heightened ability to feel And to process the world around us Tell me then Why is it a bane For half of our species To reveal and bare emotion? Why are our males taught to not do What a human being is meant to do: To feel To express To expose When will we allow males to embrace the gift Of being human? Men were taught that to show emotion Is weakness But what if we changed the narrative? That showing emotion Is one of the greatest feats of strength To be openly vulnerable To allow yourself to be the way a human Is supposed to be
Hrishika Muthukrishnan grew up in Cary, North Carolina, where she spent eighteen years thinking there wasn’t much to the suburbs before she discovered how much her hometown had to offer her. She is currently a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has been previously published in Carolina Muse and The Indian Standard. During her summers, she works as a creative writing camp counselor where she and her campers frequently invest in quirky inside jokes. When she’s not writing at sporadic moments of the day, she spends her time painting and immersing herself in the field of fashion photography.