Poetry by Kimberly Bowen: In this piece, Kimberly lets us listen in on a conversation with Self. It's the conversation you have during Self reflection, asking questions and giving answers. Remembering sweet moments and the sour ones, too. Remembering the old You. This conversation reminds You that the journey to loving Self can be messy, painful and gradual, but the girl You once were did the best she could with what she had. Forgive her. She deserves a second chance, too.
Poetry By Ingrid Junor
Are natural born healers.
The medicine woman and the spiritual doctor.
Issue one is the Mercy issue, in this issue we’re going to discuss forgiving ourselves and finding freedom in the process. It’s the issue where we speak out against all the ways we are punished and vilified for existing as femme people of color. We accept truthful, thoughtful and poetic expression from people of the community in the form of written work, photography and illustration.
Here are some points to meditate on:
Black women and girls and hyper-sexualization and fetishization
Women who are victims of domestic abuse/sexual assault
Women with mental and physical illness
Planned and unplanned pregnancies, birth control and abortions
Women relying on public assistance
Justice system involved women
Immigration reform, the effect of current immigration policy and practices
Submit your work and pitch your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us the ways women have helped heal you, how have you done that for others?
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