There Is Strength in Our Stories: You Stole Nothing – Taylor Warner

There’s a few things I’d like to know As I seem to have missed something Since when does opening your apartment door Mean opening your legs? Since when does comforting someone Mean they can make themselves comfortable Inside of you? As if my body has a doormat that reads: Permission to Enter I want to … Continue reading There Is Strength in Our Stories: You Stole Nothing – Taylor Warner

There Is Strength in Our Stories: Crushed Petals – Kelly Glover

Women are silent flowers Prettiest when quiet We do not wilt When they crush our petals Strip our leaves Our divine feminine roots Remain and regenerate Exquisite thorns sharpen We are walking targets With bullseye breasts Shot with shame From the moment of fertility The blood of life Natural as breath Yet taboo table talk … Continue reading There Is Strength in Our Stories: Crushed Petals – Kelly Glover

There Is Strength in Our Stories: Beneath the Layered Makeup – Rachael Ikins

The July day I turned 8, we piled into my mom's green Plymouth, drove to town from camp. Errands. She parked in front of the butcher shop. Worn stone steps, doorbell jingled, our feet creaked across a board floor. A man who looked like Santa's brother greeted us. Stained apron tied over his belly, straw … Continue reading There Is Strength in Our Stories: Beneath the Layered Makeup – Rachael Ikins

There Is Strength in Our Stories: a night’s expectation – quinn hsu

when they told you people would love you for who you are you never expected a love for you as squirmingly as your tongue against the mirror shards of porcelain hemming it in a love as fast and bitingly as a bear trap’s chrome jaws tearing at you desperately until all that’s left is a … Continue reading There Is Strength in Our Stories: a night’s expectation – quinn hsu