Prose Poem: Containment Narrative

March 25, 2015
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Prose Poem: Containment Narrative

By Clare Louise Harmon     I dressed blackunderwearredbra I worried that the strap would be seen & then I remembered I didn’t careatall fucktheorchestra and its fuckingdresscode skinnyjeansblackboots and crammed concertblack balledup I walked to the hall wrinkledclothes writhedatthethought of performance unpacked the viola to violentclouds of rosindust slippedpegs & then I remembered the timeofyear changeofseasons is such a bitch for stringplayers I shared a stand with Luciano...
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In This City, You’re Not Alone: Interview with Rose Pierre-Louis

March 23, 2015
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In This City, You’re Not Alone: Interview with Rose Pierre-Louis

By Maria E. Hengeveld When Bill de Blasio took office as Mayor of New York City in January 2014, he chose Rose Pierre-Louis to head his Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV). As the Commissioner of this office, Pierre-Louis is responsible for raising awareness around domestic violence amongst New Yorkers and supporting victims of all genders, backgrounds, and ages to get the support they need for healing, safety, and...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: The Lucky Ones [Trigger Warning: Discusses Sexual Abuse]

March 23, 2015
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By Nicolette Natale                                      This is how her story starts: “This is what I remember. My lips were cut. I bit down on them when he grabbed me from behind and covered my mouth. He said these words: ‘I’ll kill you if you scream.’ I remained motionless. ‘Do you understand? If you...
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TFW Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Publishes Blue Talk and Love

March 20, 2015
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TFW congratulates Associate Editor Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ph.D. on the publication of her new short story collection entitled Blue Talk and Love!
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No One’s Daughter

March 19, 2015
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Last week in class, we watched Queen, a Bollywood film about a middle-class Indian woman who, after she is jilted by her fiancé, decides to spend her “honeymoon” alone. She chooses Paris and Amsterdam because she always wanted to go there. During our discussion of female empowerment as a persistent theme in contemporary Bollywood films, including Queen, a female student asked, “But why does she need to leave India...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: When She Breaks Your Heart: A Collection of Poems

March 18, 2015
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By Ray Fraizer ~~~   Fear   Tell me what fear is when you’re going eighty on E smoking what your father smelled like when you were fifteen turning away from his embrace   When you have a bleeding in your brain from trying too damn hard to be brave   Lie down and watch the structure of what you thought would be home in your heart forever splinter...
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Poem: “existing while being female”

March 18, 2015
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By Jenuine Poetess     I don’t want to wear special nail polish don’t want to pay for self-defense classes don’t want to maintain this hyper-vigilance don’t want to feel this persistent dull ache of distrust of most men   I don’t want to stay in after dark don’t want to be scolded for walking myself to my car because I go out on my own because I don’t...
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Reclaiming the Narrative: On #SurvivorLoveLetter, Community, and Radical Healing

March 16, 2015
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By Michelle Denise Jackson On Valentine’s Day 2009, I had sex for the very first time. It was my sophomore year of college, and I had fallen in love with an older guy who worked in the same grocery store I did. Even though he and I weren’t in a committed relationship, I loved him and I knew (at the time) I wanted him to be the first person...
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TFW Celebrates David J. Leonard!

March 13, 2015
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We are so proud of Associate Editor David J. Leonard on his promotion to Full Professor! David teaches in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies at Washington State University, where he is currently serving as Chair. He is the author of numerous books and articles, all of which address the ways racial meanings are constructed, transformed, and challenged across time and space. In addition to his work with...
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The Star Studded White Savior Industrial Complex in Haiti

March 11, 2015
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By Natalia Cardona Patricia Arquette’s recent remarks during the Oscars made for strong debate among feminists of color and white feminists in the U.S. Arquette stated that women, in this case white women, helped gays and people of color in the U.S. in their struggles for their human rights, and that now it was their turn to help women achieve wage equality. The remarks spurred much...
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REVIEW: All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color

March 11, 2015
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    At the Boundaries of Belief Review of All about Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color, ed. Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer Review by Sarah Mantilla Griffin   In her 1993 Nobel Lecture in Literature, Toni Morrison entreated: “Make up a story…tell us what the world has been to you in the dark places and in the light. Don’t tell us what to believe, what to fear. Show...
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