Posts Tagged ‘ Violence ’

Poetry by Fabienne Josaphat and Laila Malik

May 20, 2015
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  POLITICAL SILENCE For Michael Brown   You tell me to keep quiet as we walk past the block where black boys are seated with their hands cuffed behind them, staring hard into the concrete for answers.   You want me to obey because obedience keeps us safe and out of trouble. You say,...
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3 poems by Christopher Soto (aka Loma)

April 22, 2015
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crush a pearl (its powder)   the night rory died, he moved the chair, his blonde locks fell & we will never be the same   i moved to the beach, thrusted my hands into the mud broke the jaw of every clam, hoping to find him   his pearly smile, like a broken...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: EXTENSION for Forum Submissions on Campus Violence, Resistance, and Strategies for Survival

April 17, 2015
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PLEASE SHARE WIDELY! EXTENSION FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 1, 2015 Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the College Feminisms Forum!  Each of these pieces provide important insight into the discussion and we are grateful for your courage to share your work with us.  We have received a number of requests for an extension...
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2 poems by DarkMatter

April 15, 2015
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the bible belt by Alok Vaid-Menon i am back in my hometown when i receive the news that Leelah, a 17 year old trans woman in ohio, committed suicide by walking in front of a truck. the article refers to her by her birth name and gender and i remember that “rest in peace” is...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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ELEMENTARY FEMINISMS: Being a Feminist at Fourteen

March 9, 2015
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By Olivia Emin I go to a school where the boys outnumber the girls. This isn’t a small difference; there are pretty much two and a half boys for every girl. I never noticed the difference until now. Since Emma Watson’s iconic speech, gender politics has been a hot topic at my school. I...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: And We Sat: Violence against the Bodies of Diversity and Transparency (DAT) Student Movement at Syracuse University

February 27, 2015
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By Farrell Greenwald Brenner The ultimate connection cannot be the enemy. The ultimate connection must be the need that we find between us. It is not only who you are, in other words, but what we can do for each other that will determine the connection. – June Jordan, “Report from the Bahamas, 1982″...
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Selections from Sequoia Maner, Mahogany L. Browne, Veronica Golos, JP Howard, and Zanzooba Magdoos – Finalists for our Poetry Contest

February 25, 2015
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The following 5 pieces were finalists for our 1st TFW Poetry Contest, judged by Evie Shockley. Please click the above link for an audio recording of “Black Boy Contrapuntal” by Sequoia Maner. Sequoia Maner is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She received her Bachelors...
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