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Doris Cacoilo

I AM NOT SORRY THAT I HAVE A DEAD MOTHER.

I am not sorry that I have a dead mother. She fought hard for her dreams and her loved ones and she never settled. I am a product of her ambition. As a seven year old I thought she would return soon. She would wake up if I kissed her sleeping body. I am awake now and I live everyday in my body and in my beginnings. She died so that I could fight for what matters.


I am not sorry that I am confrontational.

I am not sorry that I am not satisfied.

I am not sorry that I love women and want them around me.

I am not sorry that I have created communities for women to support women.

I am not sorry that art is magic.

I am not sorry that I am a feminist.

Feminism is not sorry.


I am not sorry that I have boy children.

I am not sorry about their births or my parenting.

They are the future of feminism and me.

I am not sorry that I teach young students to be political

to question

to wake

to make change.

I am not sorry that my mother is dead.

I am not sorry that today I live to fight for her.


About the photo:

I chose to be photographed in my home with my sons. This is the root of my feminism and my activism. From this place I shall make my biggest decisions and my greatest accomplishments. We live in a tiny house full of big ideas and big hearts.

©2017 by UnApologetic.