she used menstrual blood
as war paint, smearing her face with the
vengeance of a warrior.
and she pranced throughout the
golden coast and along the ocean’s shore,
exploiting this beautiful
being a woman.
Caterina Merenda is a first generation American of Italian and Mexican descent. Born and raised in Chicago, she attended DePaul University where she earned her BA in Advertising. Appreciating various forms of art, she plays the saxophone and writes creatively in her spare time. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.