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“Al-Lat,” “Al Uzza,” and “Manat”

A poem in English and Arabic by Samar Zughool. Samar is a community art director and performing artist; through her series of practices, “SAMA Community Arts,” she co-creates public performative journeys that deconstruct social communication as free of the enforced binarism of “nation-state” and “state-nation” as both tools and products of colonialism along with enforced gender […]

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LOVE DOESN’T BRUISE

Behind the numbers, the facts. A story of violence in a familial household from a child’s perspective. By Sarah Mottet Content warning: this article contains descriptions of violence against and abuse of women and children. Please take caution in reading the article. The 25th of November Since 1981, women’s rights activists have dedicated the 25th […]

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blue hues

A poem by Foteini Salvaridi I told you that you,  your exhaustion and your persistent struggle,  are included in this mixed palette of blue feelings I experience lately -but also since always- and it was nice to hear that somehow this was comforting for your soul. I just heard the other day, while waiting for […]

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Ascension to Queendom

A poem by Jessica Lentz. On this clear October morning The Sky and the Sea are kissing, The blue of distance is stretching vastly Like a sleepy cat. Light-footed, she walks over the lake Defying the rules known to man Zwischen Immer und Nie She floats, each step a song of revolution. She ascends into […]

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Book review: Cyborg Manifesto by Donna Haraway

Gülbike is one of the organisers of the monthly FCA book club. For this month’s session, the book club read “A Cyborg Manifesto” by feminist and science and technology studies theorist Donna Haraway. Gülbike has written a book review for anyone who could not make it to the discussion, recapping the book’s main points and […]

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Bartending and Women

By Camille You probably heard that bartending was a man’s industry. The relationship between social constructions, women and alcohol has always been a bit complicated.  In ancient history, women were frequently in charge of manufacturing beer and wine, and they were also regularly accused of sorcery and executed for it. Women successfully ran hotels and […]