Benign Soul

by Nicole Hayes My master has a benign soul. Denying me opportunity to learn. Hanging my intellectualism, on branches near the surface. My deep wounds are covered, in bandages too small to mask the pain. I sweep the tears under rugs, allowing darkness to win the battle. I am a slave. Running through fields of stigmas, attached to my brown skin, escaping chains of my … Continue reading Benign Soul

I will not cry again

by Zuzanna Pawlowska I know I promised you I won’t cry againThat I will be strongThat I will fightThat I will embrace the painBut then you had to die againYou had to have your rights taken away againThey called you a human incubator againReduced your life to producing childrenTook away your humanity,They tried to make you invisible againAnd then you fled again, escaping pain, seeking … Continue reading I will not cry again

“Google: ‘Cheap things to do near me’” and “Fried Chicken, Jack Daniels, and other Southern Comforts”

By Kelso Becktol   Google: “Cheap things to do near me” Top Suggestion  ● “Five Activities to do in San Francisco with Just the Right Amount of Trauma & what they Cost”  1. Feeling lonely? Dissociate! Walk to the store but completely lose track of your body and mind and end up 3 miles on the other side of town!  Costs: considerable amounts of confusion, … Continue reading “Google: ‘Cheap things to do near me’” and “Fried Chicken, Jack Daniels, and other Southern Comforts”

“90’s Love,” “Love Washed in Rainbow and Sunshine,” and “Liberation of Mind, The Rise of Consciousness and Destruction of Racism”

By Christina Parker 90’s Love  I want to be the Timmy to your Fairy Odd Parents,  The Wild to Your Thornberry,  The Jimmy to your Neutron,  The Danny to your Phantom,  I’m not promising a fairytale ending,  An All That Show with a Kenan and Kel flow,  I’m not That’s So Raven but my future is dim without you.  Who loves you?  Christina loves you!  … Continue reading “90’s Love,” “Love Washed in Rainbow and Sunshine,” and “Liberation of Mind, The Rise of Consciousness and Destruction of Racism”

“Until They See Us,” “The Peculiar Weight of Holding,” and “Black Corporeality”

By Takia Hill “Until They See Us” They will always look for us Reminding us that we will never be red, white, and blue Even when we are bathed in its lights Even when there is blood, bone, and bruise And when the sirens sound We hide in the nearest patch of soft grass Hold our hands like hummingbirds and Watch star tails leave their … Continue reading “Until They See Us,” “The Peculiar Weight of Holding,” and “Black Corporeality”

Get Your Women’s History Podcasts…

By Amanda Kozar If you’re like me, you are still excited to learn about women’s history even when you’re not in school. If you are stuck on a long car ride or flight, it’s always helpful to have a few podcasts loaded onto your cell phone or tablet.* These podcasts don’t necessarily have a common theme other than “women’s history,” but I think that you … Continue reading Get Your Women’s History Podcasts…