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

Poetry

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

Non-Fiction

Female Empowerment within Business by Maddie Astle | International Women’s Day Celebration

As International Women's Day is here, it's so important to celebrate women in all realms of life. We can cherish women within family, friendships, education, government and a whole lot more. It’s not been easy throughout history for women to make their way into positions of power, and that’s why it’s so important to really… Continue reading Female Empowerment within Business by Maddie Astle | 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

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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!

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

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

Poetry

beachside caravan park by Beth Phillips

ocean dances like the dirt bike on ridgacre road, lustful and longing and silent at noon.   ocean pulls at my feet, collecting heavy steps and heartbreak for children to play with.   ocean watches parents argue over where the wind catcher should go, whose turn is it to collect change, who will end up… Continue reading beachside caravan park by Beth Phillips

Fiction

Fevers of the Sleepless by Afrah Bari

Twisting and turning is all I seem to be doing lately.  Grabbing at the sheets, so they replace the warmth that you stole. Drifting into an uneasy dream, constantly brushing off the sweat on my brow. Waking up to a silent house isn't as relaxing as people make it out to be. I was told… Continue reading Fevers of the Sleepless by Afrah Bari

Fiction

Todd the Toad, pt.2 by George Butcher

They were walking towards Squirrel Fishnets’ house. Todd hadn’t really said 'come with me', and Mrs Tiddles hadn’t just disappeared inside for her thick walking shawl for going out just like that either; in fact they exchanged a rather unaesthetic dialogue for some time. This may have included Todd going totally against the theme of… Continue reading Todd the Toad, pt.2 by George Butcher