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When Pink Is No Longer

From the collection: Leaving Pink Behind 


For when writing touches your soul..

There is a famous line in ‘The History Boys’ which says:

Every so often I come across a writer who touches my soul in that way, that I connect with and feel almost indebted to for understanding my heart and putting my thoughts out there for all to see. 215 more words

Recent Musings

residue by warsan shire

day 5.

Warsan Shire

I give myself five days to forget you.
On the first day I rust.
On the second I wilt.
On the third day I sit with friends but I think about your tongue. 84 more words


Love don't live here.

I cannot find the God you serve and I have been known to stay out all night searching– Yrsa Daley-Ward

Every night, I would be awakened by my mother’s cries.

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I always wanted what I used to think of as a unique name- like Naomi, Earth, Maya, Sade, Tierney, Niara or Veronica- at least something not so common. 101 more words


When words are magic - Foreword SRL 14, by Sofia Capel

Art: The New Yorker
by Amaal Said

I don’t wish to silence the world, but sometimes I would like to mute it, like I mute trolls on Twitter. 834 more words