Tags » Warsan Shire

Accent Marks 

“Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. 311 more words

Seeing Myself Through a Different Lens

I initially thought of titling this post “The Camera Saga,” because of the seemingly comical nature of this experience. However, after writing and rewriting this post, I realized that the point I wanted to get across needed a little more than comedy. 1,031 more words


You Can't Make Homes Out of Human Beings

I’m a little late to the party, but I am newly obsessed with poet Warsan Shire and want to share a little excerpt from “For Women Who Are ‘Difficult’ To Love”.   103 more words


How Warsan Shire Sucker Punches

London based writer, poet and editor Warsan Shire first came to my attention with this heart-tugging piece, For Women Who Are Difficult to Love. 299 more words

all those nights with the phone warming the side of my face like the sun. you made jokes and sure, i may have even laughed a little but mostly you were not funny.

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Warsan Shire: Poem Eleven, for women who are ‘difficult’ to love.

you are a horse running alone

and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him… 169 more words