My muse is a hermaphrodite, descended from Hermes and Aphrodite. My Chinese astrological sign is the rooster--the only unambiguously male animal in the 12 signs and also (coincidentally?) a symbol of Hermes, messenger and trickster.
I am not defined by males but I am shaped by them. I love them because of these two: father and brother. Funny. Troubled. Curious. Cautious. Needy. Generous.
Notes of a tune I've sung a long time.
I love the claiming in this -- the claiming of your muse and the claiming of the qualities in yourself. I feel a lot of power in this.