Ask Baba Yaga: How Can I Stop Craving Male Attention?
Dear Baba Yaga,
I think I must crave male attention too much. I fear that, without it, I would feel invisible.
When you seek others this way, you are invisible nonetheless. Yr shawl is covered in mirrors in which others admire themselves; this is why they greet you so passionately. It is good to be seen, but it is better to see. Find a being to look hard into, & you will see yrself and what is more than you.
Previously: How Do I Overcome My Guilt?
Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet and writer living in Austin. She’s taking questions on behalf of Baba Yaga at askbabayaga [at] gmail.com.
Illustration of Baba Yaga’s hut by Katy Horan.