FEMINISM, OPINION, POETRY & PROSE

Power or Peace?

Featured Illustration: Hepburn Shire Council I was looking through my journal from this past February 2021 and while most of it was begging the universe for a puppy, or to meet the Avengers cast, this one thought stuck out to me, and I thought it would be best to write about it briefly. I should […]

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CULTURE, FEMINISM, OPINION

The Police Don’t Care About Women, And It’s Killing Us

Featured Illustration: Niki Groom When details emerged about Wayne Couzens’ criminal past, many of us were left wondering why he wasn’t stopped before taking Sarah Everard’s life. The answer lies in the hotbed of institutional misogyny within the police. Content warning: femicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment. A story we know all too well. . . […]

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CULTURE, FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE

Eponym/Legacy

Featured Artwork: ‘The Prophet’s Daughters’, a series by Gheorghe Virtosu Sometimes people don’t recognize my name They hear it and say it’s unique It’s an old Arabic name, I tell them What does it mean, they ask I tell them I’m not sure, as far as I know it doesn’t mean anything And then after […]

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EMPOWERMENT, FEMINISM, LIFE

Voices Leak Identities: On Speaking Up

Featured Illustration: Camila Rosa Voices leak identities, someone told me recently when I confessed to being terrified of public speaking. I had been asked to present a lecture on the cultural aspects of slavery, for an online seminar. In spite of feeling confident about the topic, I was aware of a familiar pervasive feeling of […]

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FEMINISM, POETRY & PROSE

Masks

Featured Illustration: Emilia Khan Trigger Warning: Abuse. . . . The way your hands move As you gracefully go about Light on your feet And a sweet scent of flowers trails behind you And every time you stumble With every step making you wince The limp in your light steps The pain makes you tiptoe […]

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