Muñeca de Agujero by IAM – poetry

Muñeca de Agujero by IAM – poetry

Muñeca de Agujero by IAM Muñeca de Agujero is an autobiographical piece about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse I experienced. The shattered dolls and dismembered limbs are symbolic of the dissociation as a consequence of trauma, with the limbs cut off representing...
Don’t Tell by Julene Tripp Weaver – poetry

Don’t Tell by Julene Tripp Weaver – poetry

Don’t Tell by Julene Tripp Weaver The attempted kiss by my best friend’s father on a clear summer day on her wide porch steps— he kept crowding closer—trapped against the rail I politely pushed him away, feisty I grew more and more assertive, till he apologized ...
Vera by Lydia Host – fiction

Vera by Lydia Host – fiction

Vera by Lydia Host Vera’s hands were stuffed with sawdust. There was shouting, muffled behind two doors. The cabinets, doors, counters, the whole kitchen looked like a tapestry. Her body was miles away; yet her hands could touch the cabinets, which to her surprise did...
Dirrty Gurl(z) by Nina Fosati – fiction

Dirrty Gurl(z) by Nina Fosati – fiction

Dirrty Gurl(z) by Nina Fosati   Isolated in the arid drylands, elders in Kendra’s tribe warned of the dangers ahead. They spoke of forebears who, lured by the seductive sounds and hues, lost themselves. “Daughter of our heart,” they warned, “Beware. If you must...