An Open Letter to My Nieces Oh—welcome Welcome to this world You two Tiny girls— So small, you are I pray, you stay—this world of ours Does not crush you beneath It’s horrible weight Oh, oh my… How quickly you do grow Shooting right now Like that Jack’s old bean stalk, you Shooting into the […]
J___ Poetry mistress Word mother Grey fedora Tipped over Flower side One ear Beneath long Flower child Hair colored Red tinted Golden tawny Elegant arched Eyebrow glittered Long lashed Gleaming eyes Regal Pharaoh Nose curling Pink lips Coy, joy A laugh Within that Long, sweet Throat of Marble or Perhaps porcelain Sweet bird— Trill laugh […]
First off: sorry I’ve been so absent, despite all my promises to be posting every day. Life and stuff, I’m going to try to start posting more regularly soon. Second off: Context. This is something I just posted on Facebook, but it got a little long so I thought it could have a home here, […]
The election won’t embolden the assholes, they said. And yet… Denying services like this is an obvious, overt attack on women’s healthcare and women’s right to choose how to govern their own bodies. It is also an attack which more subtly but more directly targets women of color and women in poverty.
It really, really is and I love it so much. In fact, many nonprofits report a surge in donations since election night.
The article is back up. Maybe the website was just sad the day I made this one, but now that it’s back up, I feel very sad that this was a real incident, not one that was made up or exaggerated. I wish these things didn’t happen. I wish this wasn’t the world we lived in.