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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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Cooking, cleaning, care: Politicising domestic labour (again)

For many women living with men and children, everyday life is an impossible balancing act. Like an overworked juggler, modern women are expected to keep all balls in the air, performing well at their jobs while also keeping a clean house, being a good mother and wife and looking after themselves. Often, the responsibility of […]

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What is going on in Iran?

Unfortunately, Iran is known in the Western world mainly through demonisation led by the US. The only things depicted of Iran are related to the conflict with Iraq and US, and the economic restrictions that the West hold on the country. The reality is that Western people are very poorly informed bout the reality of […]