Poetry

The Untold Story of Katherine Howard, Henry the VIII’s Fifth Wife by Georgia Sewell | International Women’s Day Celebration

*Trigger warning: sexual violence* You know me as queen. A lady. His lady. By his side, till death do us part. But, I want to tell you a story. The one that led to me being known as a tart. Here I stand, being judged by you. You decide my fate, what is false and… Continue reading The Untold Story of Katherine Howard, Henry the VIII’s Fifth Wife by Georgia Sewell | International Women’s Day Celebration

Poetry

i’m fat so i’m unbeautiful by Sophie Edwards | International Women’s Day Celebration

*Trigger warning: disordered eating and discussion of weight* once a woman reaches size 16,  she becomes invisible. a ghost dressed in lace, if you will. the ghost has balloon breasts, laced balloon breasts, which can’t be sexualised because  it doesn’t count when a girl (or a ghost) is a size 16 with double j’s. christmas… Continue reading i’m fat so i’m unbeautiful by Sophie Edwards | International Women’s Day Celebration

Non-Fiction

Being a Woman by Naomi Phillips | International Women’s Day Celebration

In many ways, being a woman now is much easier that it would have been in the 1950s. Women have more rights, more freedom and more responsibility. With this, women also have more pressure. It is accepted now that women can be strong, powerful, heads of business, yet it is still presumed they will be… Continue reading Being a Woman by Naomi Phillips | International Women’s Day Celebration

Poetry

We One by Fairouz Elbarakawy | International Women’s Day Celebration

It's different, From the perspective Viewed and thought of It's dim, From the frame Of colours and sins It's not what dominance defines It's something more humanity, unidentified It's deep down in the woods Of "they are men,and we aren't them" It's been decades and years, Letting out the voice of WeCan, buried underneath Humiliation… Continue reading We One by Fairouz Elbarakawy | International Women’s Day Celebration

Poetry

My Body by Sophia Georghiou | International Women’s Day Celebration

is a Fortnum and Mason window display. A giant sun and moon hang down in an embrace, whilst at the crux, sit attractive hand-painted characters made out of thread glass moulds. The boy is hesitant to go inside, through fear he’ll spend too much. Unlike the businessman who shoulder checks me on the stairwell. Follow… Continue reading My Body by Sophia Georghiou | International Women’s Day Celebration

Advice

Weekly Writing Prompt #31

'Lust' [Definition: A psychological force producing intense desire for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion.]   Every week, Forever Endeavour is here to give you a word, picture or song lyric to ignite your imagination and get you writing your next piece. Whether it propels you back to a vivid memory or sparks a… Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt #31

Poetry

Fever of the Sleepers by Seapee Bajaj

Beneath the dark abyss of solitude, there laid calmness even in those dense woods. Those soft eyelids and delicate pupils held the humongous weight of the universal pinnacles! Darkness gave up, the sunrise didn't lose hope, as always. The sun was up, but lower were the curtains, as always. Hours passed by, the noisiest alarms… Continue reading Fever of the Sleepers by Seapee Bajaj

Blog

International Women’s Day Celebration – We Need You!

International Women's Day falls on Sunday 8th March 2020, and we want to amplify and celebrate the voices of creative and passionate women on Forever Endeavour all weekend. How can you get involved? We are encouraging submissions of poetry, fiction and non-fiction that bring light to issues and challenges faced by women, amazing accomplishments achieved… Continue reading International Women’s Day Celebration – We Need You!

Advice

Weekly Writing Prompt #30

'Paralysis' [Definition: the loss of the ability to move (and sometimes to feel anything) in part or most of the body, typically as a result of illness, poison, or injury.]   Every week, Forever Endeavour is here to give you a word, picture or song lyric to ignite your imagination and get you writing your… Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt #30

Poetry

The earth said: ‘remember’ by Lou Hecht

The earth said: ‘remember.’ Remember what? I would have asked Remember the moments that made me soar, high as a kite Butterflies pour from my teeth when I speak of them   Maybe remember the moments that made me cry that smashed the intangible object that is me Now more than ever before   Or… Continue reading The earth said: ‘remember’ by Lou Hecht