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"This is precisely the time when we go to work."

I came across this poem by Somali-British poet, Warsan Shire, after the election in the U.S. It definitely got at the despair I was feeling at the time. 369 more words


From Warsan Shire:

To my daughter I will say,

‘when the men come, set yourself on fire.’

– In Love and In War


The Truth About The Truth

“Don’t assume, ask. Be kind. Tell the truth. Don’t say anything you can’t stand behind fully. Have integrity. Tell people how you feel.”
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Life Lessons

Teaching my mother how to give birth Review

Written by: Warsan Shire

No. 10 Mouthmark Series

 Mouthmark: poetry is a kind of literary pointillism applied on a jazz-blues-sex-rock-and-rolled canvas with sweat, tears, and spittle as primary colours; if you don’t get it you’re not listening… …

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Inspire Me

"Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth," Warsan Shire

Well, it’s been a hot minute, hasn’t it? 2016 was weird—personally and universally. Fear not. 2017 is going to be a good year for Lit She Wrote. 351 more words


Just as you have loved before, you will love again.

-Warsan Shire


Authenticity (Dec. 29, 2016)

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?”
-Charles Bukowski

As 2016 draws to an end, I have been drafting my list of new years resolutions (which I will share here). 603 more words