Poetry

Kind Word by Chiara Scaduto | International Women’s Day Celebration

To the women in your life, Those words you do not say, Those ‘I love you’(s), and those hugs, Kept hidden, closed away.   Let them loose, Say them out loud; Tell them how much They make you proud.   Tell your mum that you’re grateful For all that she has done, That she, on… Continue reading Kind Word by Chiara Scaduto | International Women’s Day Celebration

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Womens Day to all our amazing female writers and readers! For too long, women have been told who to be. We want women to realise that they are in control of who they are, that they are not in competition with one another and that they can love what they’re told not to.… Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day!

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Park That Thought by Astrid Dorfman Dyrli | International Women’s Day Celebration

*Trigger warning: sexual assault* It was late September, the last few of a series of beautiful autumn days before the rain set in until spring. It was a summer of endings in many respects, and yet many of the endings were long overdue. My mandatory education had ended in June, and with it ended my… Continue reading Park That Thought by Astrid Dorfman Dyrli | International Women’s Day Celebration

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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