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Fierce Fairytales: The Little Mermaid Speaks

Here’s a little story from Nikita Gill’s book Fierce Fairytales & Other Stories To Stir Your Soul. It’s called ‘The Little Mermaid Speaks’. Ladies, get your mojo on. This will fill your heart.

Maria Tecce reads ‘The Little Mermaid Speak To Her Unborn Baby’

An Older and Wiser Little Mermaid Speaks

There are so many ways to lose a voice,
An uncomfortable laugh, don't make a scene
What will people say about you
What will people say about us.

I ask you now,
do women pray to softer-spoken Gods
than men do?
Do men pray louder and more
unapologetically than women ever have?

We are taught not to speak and if we do
be pliant, be passive, be soft, be sorry.
You are better as water anyway.
Water is supposed to simply adapt.

I ask you now, as the granddaughter of Poseidon
who gave up her fins and voice for love,
not to trade your magic in for anyone.
Do not make sacrifice the ritual of your womanhood.

I teach my half-sea girls that their voices
are the most powerful things they can use,
to let the word 'no' become the charm
they need to help them take up space often.

Now the mermaids are becoming sirens,
for sirens are monsters who never feel compelled,
and monsters, unlike girls and mermaids,
know how to protect themselves well.

Fierce Fairytales, ‘The Little Mermaid Speaks’

Hello everyone! I hope you’re all weathering your lock-down with style and aplomb wherever you are.  It’s a bizzare time alright, and to save my sanity I’m delving into books and film today.  I want to share a wonderful book I’ve recently discovered that reinterprets the traditional fairy tales we were told as little girls

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The 4 Hour Work Rule: Work Smarter To Make More Money

The 4 Hour Work Rule:  Work Smarter And Make More Money How many of you would like to make more money and work less hours?  A show of hands?  Yup, my hand is right up there with yours.  The 4-Hour Work Rule is all about making more money and working less hours. The human brain

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Maria Tecce Voice and Speech Coach Author

5 Top Tips for Virtual Communication Success!

Virtual communication has now become the norm when it comes to meetings, presentations, and working from home. Your vocal delivery and body language are just as important when you’re working virtually as it is face-to-face.

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