野女 "Wild Woman"


野女, pronounced "ye nu". Literally "wild woman," a whore who flouts social mores, refuses to act like a good Chinese lady, and is recklessly independent and uninhibited. I was taught to fear this label but I embrace it now 🤗

I'm not totally fluent in Mandarin but as far as I know, this is the most offensive thing you can call a woman. I remember just from the intonation, they way you say it while almost spitting in disgust, I knew it was something I didn't want to be called. But here I am, years after doing me, and I fully deserve this title. And I'm cool with it :) When I go about my day or work on my pictures, I sometimes say "yenu yenu yenu yenu yenu yenu" to the tune of Gucci Gang or as a random aside. It has a nice ring to it! 

pc: Robert Davis