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Joy Gaines-Friedler: Domestic Violence

When she said,
      this wasn’t supposed to happen to me,
a tray crashed—I heard someone laugh
(at my own failed marriage?)

August 23, 2021 · 4 Comments

Jennifer Johnson: A Haunting Novel of Childhood Trauma

The novel takes a hard look at how children who endure growing up in dysfunctional families, suffer dire consequences and are left to a lifetime of personal struggles.

July 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Video: Balcony

In a neighbourhood rife with racial tension, a local girl falls for a recent immigrant who is the victim of prejudice and shame.

December 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Diane K. Martin: Love Before Breakfast

He would give her something to cry about.
If she knew what was good for her,
she would do something with her hair.

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes

Was my father’s leftover stuff the key to who he really was?

June 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sandra McPherson: Drunkard’s Path

From the table I selected a Big Book:
“The more hopeless he feels, the better.”

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lindsey Royce: No Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

You opted for the straight fuck, lust with no intimacy & mind-game mystery, even though you tried to please. I loved dearly the illusion you were, mannish boy as John … Continue reading

January 29, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: On the Disinclination to Scream

If I had been a ten year old stranger and you had tripped me in a dark alley, say, downtown, instead of our mutual living room I’m sure I would … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · 2 Comments

Jess McIntosh: Are we finally realizing the men who commit mass shootings started by beating women?

We always debate religious and political affiliation in the wake of these events. But one enormous and tragic corollary has been consistently ignored. One would think, listening to the devastated … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 · 4 Comments

Ann Jones: The Tyranny of Trump

Millions of Women See Through Him, Even If the Media Don’t Last fall, when presidential wannabe Donald Trump famously boasted on CNN that he would “be the best thing that … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

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