October 12, 2016

The pop culture phenomenon of cool girl is not a recent invention, however author Gillian Flynn has allowed women to finally recognize something among us that was just lacking a name. Gone Girl brought the modernized description of 20th century women who just “aren't like the other girls”. As a woman you learn that you can never escape the male gaze. It influences what you wear, what you eat, how you view other women and how y...

October 11, 2016

(poet's note: trigger warning. References to emotional abuse, suicide and gender dysphoria.)

I keep my curtains open so I can see the sky 
I can see the slightest light on the wall and single point of light in a high flying cloud. 
There was a picture of a mother and a child, I don't know who they were, 
The girl had a cigarette in her mouth and the mother was smiling, hands raised as if to preen and love, and the disassociatio...

October 10, 2016

My grandmother is old. Gleaming bars at every staircase and a seat in the shower old. A tall woman, though - she wears big mama pantyhose, and violet sun-dresses that hang limp on pasty underarms and are as crumpled and loose as her skin. Her and I, we go to the laundromat every Thursday, straining under the weight of the whole family’s dirty clothes, helping each other up if we fall. Except lately I’ve been doing all the heav...

October 10, 2016

Light is like a weed.

It can grow anywhere,

Light or dark.

It can crawl up the walls covered in the shade of death.

Light can grow anywhere, even

In the darkest places imaginable.

Light is like a weed.

It can grow everywhere.

October 10, 2016


I sit in my room, counting down the minutes until I have to cook dinner for the few people who are important to me. I fidget with the pen in my hand, thinking of what wonders could come running out of the end, but today I am feeling completely devoid of imagination. My school has done very well in removing the writing potential from my head.

I spend my free time writing, as I always do. It's the only thing that keeps...

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