Poetry

Living by Danielle Lane

I saw every smile, every smirk, every grin  Noticed every embrace  How her small hand fit in yours  The way your fingers brushed her hair  I observed every kiss, every bite How she sat in your lap  And you gripped her hips  I went on living  Even when I felt like I couldn't anymore  Even… Continue reading Living by Danielle Lane

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Weekly Writing Prompt #32

[Image description: A person in a black t-shirt, printed with band name 'Iron Maiden' on, and black trousers emerges out of a hole in a broken, white wall in the background. The person has black, afro hair, and dark skin. They wear a gas mask over their mouth, and are looking down to the rubble… Continue reading Weekly Writing Prompt #32

Poetry

Watch Me Now by Mahvash Irshad | International Women’s Day Celebration

You stole the rainbow from my sky, trimmed my wings and chained my legs. You painted long nights in my eyes that were full of sunlight and bright grins. You clapped on hearing cracks in my bones. You tore my skin and let me bleed. Now watch me as I show you how lone warriors… Continue reading Watch Me Now by Mahvash Irshad | International Women’s Day Celebration

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Mona Lisa by Becca Harrington | International Women’s Day Celebration

I won’t be painted by men’s intruding eyes and loan my body to a gaze unwanted. My mind, my eyes, my thighs, a crimson decision, protested with signs that say: ‘I won’t stop until this decision is mine’. I won’t be quiet so you can be comfortable, and live in a world created to fetishise… Continue reading Mona Lisa by Becca Harrington | International Women’s Day Celebration

Poetry

The Blood Ballad by Lucy Whalen | International Women’s Day Celebration

I once knew a young girl, Who bled, like all others, At 12 her path unfurled, Branded: mark of mothers.   The future not her choice, Never hers to control:   No woman gets a voice - Red rivers drown them whole.   Red tags in shop windows, Rounded mannequins smile, For their blood they… Continue reading The Blood Ballad by Lucy Whalen | International Women’s Day Celebration

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

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

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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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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