it’s ok to be a boy

one of the hardest things for me on the writing craft is creating titles. giving a text a little sentence that will describe it is a perverse task. the power of a title is unfair: a good one can atract people to shitty books and articles; a bad one repel readers from great pieces…

i was always ridiculously bad with giving my chronicles a name – it is a task i tried to leave to the editors. and i still feel the same way with entitleing a photo series. you see how creative i am: “grandma” for a series on my grandmother, “100 men” for 100 pictures of men, “berlin” for a series on berlin. WOW! hahaha

i am struggling with this same non-talent, for naming the school’s personal project.

but i found it, i think: “it’s ok to be a boy”.

i adore this sentence, it is so self-explained. it comes from a song i love (and great video as well) and the first verse is just brilliant. it particularly motivates me the fact that madonna was sexually abused – or raped, if you consider the new concepts on rape – when she was on her early twenties.

Girls can wear jeans
And cut their hair short
Wear shirts and boots
‘Cause it’s OK to be a boy
But for a boy to look like a girl is degrading
‘Cause you think that being a girl is degrading

for sure i will change my mind 32984 times and will in the end pick up a very silly one.