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Last night I heard the screaming

Last night I heard the screaming

Loud voices behind the wall

Another sleepless night for me

Women and Self Censorship: A Conversation*.

 

… So I have a question to ask you all about women, writing and self censorship. Why do women censor themselves? Why is our relationship to writing steeped in holding back?

“Does part of it have to do with being diplomatic and being brought up to please everyone? To not be angry or forthright?”

Teta Sabra and Falasteen: this is a randomly generated history

Teta Sabra

My Feminist School: A Life

The day I was born, my feminist future was determined. I was brought up to become a woman, and while everything around me conspired to teach me how to be one, I became a feminist instead.

 

Mirage

cheek to cheek

in the moist cavity

of another sacrilege

profane twins close

A Feminist Encounter: Sabreena Da Witch

It had been long since I had connected with where I come from, when I came across a very special feminist encounter…

Brainstorming Nakba

At curious four I asked my mother why Superman did not speak the same language I did

She told me that

Our cartoon hero is a little boy forever ten

His hands clasped behind his back, invisible handcuffs

She told me I had to learn another alphabet, another geography,

In the Big Yellow Atlas, for kids, full of pictures

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