FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE, POLITICS

Trip

Off to Washington D.C. I go— Because I need to know about Roe. And what is it about Roe you ask?   Here is where I drop my mask.   How Great can this old country be? When it’s obvious you are not free If you can carry a pregnancy?   You can’t get pregnant? […]

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CULTURE, FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE

New Name

Featured Artwork: Upasana Agarwal Harami My 10-year old Urdu vocabulary didn’t include that word. I didn’t know what it meant.  Other than its root, haram: not allowed, wrong.  So I had figured the shrill woman who flung the word at me was insulting me.  But I didn’t care.  If me slapping her son for touching […]

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LIFE, POETRY & PROSE

Love Letter

Featured Image: Sam Stapleton حبيبي (Ya Habibi!) Oh, my Beloved! The stench of your sins Wafts into your nose Fraying the senses And yet you plead ignorance. حبيبي (Habibi) My Beloved As your goblet fills with the tears of those Who you’ve wronged. The tears of the beaten of the weary of the damned I […]

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EMPOWERMENT, POETRY & PROSE

Soft Hearts, Hard Anger

They were warned. They were warned of the ones whose smiles soothed the coldest hearts, whose laughter caused the darkest of rooms to alight with fire and song and dance. They were warned of the gleeful, soft souls. Of what became of them when they were pushed. And shoved. And cornered. For it is said […]

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FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE

A Woman.

You find it more vile that The child who was defiled Had the right to save her life And the man who ripped her innocence to shreds walks free while she suffers with carrying a life she didn’t ask for? And the woman who fell in love Is not ready to bear the weight Of […]

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