There is Strength in Our Stories: you sang the same song – Linda M. Crate

i was vulnerable as a rose yet to open, and you thought you would force my petals wide awake as if you were the sun in my sky rather than the darkest night without moon; i was in a deep pit of depression just wanted to take a walk you insisted it was late and … Continue reading There is Strength in Our Stories: you sang the same song – Linda M. Crate

There is Strength in Our Stories: Scissors in Hiding – Bina Ruchi Perino

There I am, waiting with the dark. Dutiful, unquestioning, quiet. Is that you gripping my neck and threading through me? Is that me, halved down the center and opened end to end? Your heavy palm, a warm clasping bed, hits the door. Holds me down. Holds my hand. Airy staccato breaths escape when you touch … Continue reading There is Strength in Our Stories: Scissors in Hiding – Bina Ruchi Perino

There is Strength in Our Stories: MeToo# – Christian Garduno

Casual stalking constant messaging expected domesticity being shushed getting rushed not getting called on in class always second-guessing your instincts sexism @@ blatent/institutional “one day I’ll tell somebody” not feeling safe anywhere silent survivors I must have done something wrong* “NO” is a complete sentence Propositioned cornered cat-calling inappropriate conversations harassed assaulted sexist “jokes” false … Continue reading There is Strength in Our Stories: MeToo# – Christian Garduno

There is Strength in Our Stories: Triggered – Tianna G. Hansen

she hunts it nocked bow tethered to her shoulder monster clear in her sights the beast will die a slow death. after she slashes through her wilderness of distress wearing its blood like a gown. Arrow pouring maiden with hounds at her heels effortlessly weaves through trees their trunks like guardians – tall, unmoved. do … Continue reading There is Strength in Our Stories: Triggered – Tianna G. Hansen