Poetry by incredible women with something to say ….
the moon is a lesbian by Maddie Fay
“the moon is a lesbian,
which i know because she has
kissed every inch of my body
more often than any lover
i’ve ever known.” … Read More
British Habesha Girl: Poetry by Zelly Lisanework
Our featured poet this month is British Ethiopian writer, performer and human rights advocate Zelly Lisanework. She is a co-founder of Ethiopian LGBTQ+ Human Rights organisation House of Guramayle. Her work explores the injustices in our world whilst also celebrating the beauty to be found. She draws upon her own experiences, navigating the spaces as an intersectional feminist and queer black woman in the diaspora.
Read British Habesha Girl
What They Told You: Spoken word Poetry by Roundhouse Poetry Slam finalist Louise Clare Dalton
“I wrote this poem to unpack a specific experience, in order to move on and continue the journey towards loving myself completely. Looking at the internalised homophobia I carried from my school years for such a long time was a huge step forward in accepting and celebrating my sexuality. Writing it down takes away its power, and gives the power back to me.”
Watch Louise’s performance of What They Told You.
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By Josie Quinn: “In a year of isolation and fear, Dungeons & Dragons has not only kept me connected with the outside world, but given all of us the much needed chance to escape our current reality, even if only for a few hours.”
Janine Norris: A letter of hope and understanding from the future to her struggling teenage self.
Louise Clare Dalton. “Let’s talk about shame baby, let’s talk about it and me, let’s talk about all the good things and the … oh wait. Hon, let’s not kid ourselves, there isn’t much ‘good’ to speak of when it comes to the shame surrounding sexuality and queerness.