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no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well… 435 more words


“first thought after seeing you smile,” by Warsan Shire

come with every wound
and every woman you’ve ever loved
every lie you’ve ever told
and whatever it is that keeps you up at night… 115 more words


for Women who are 'difficult' to Love

By Warsan Shire

you are a horse running alone

and he tries to tame you

compares you to an impossible highway

to a burning house… 173 more words


National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. What I find interesting and sad is that I bet almost no one knew. As a matter of fact I didn’t know until literally minutes ago. 172 more words


The World is a Suckfest Right Now

I haven’t written a blog post in eighteen days, which is maybe no big deal, but when I started this project I intended to write a post a week. 938 more words

Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth

I probably first heard about Warsan Shire like a good many other people did, from Beyoncé’s Lemonade. I had to wait a couple of months for my turn to come around for… 466 more words


Poem of the Week, by Warsan Shire

Yesterday a friend posted a plea to the dear people of earth, to stop, stop stop stop, please let’s just have one week that’s horror-free. Yes please. 294 more words