A voice for a pair of ears

by Devina Gunawan I struggle with my voice. I choke on my own words. I cry in silence and people know nothing about me. And I know I am not the only one. We struggle with acceptance, a warm place we can call home, and a home where we belong. Some of us are lucky,…

One Month of Every Year

By Devina Gunawan In the moments of painful cramps and death wishes upon oneself, a woman eventually comes to realize what disadvantage she has in the patriarchal society. I’d be damned to keep this to myself. Be damned to say it out. Might as well write it loud. Every month, I am faced by the…

My Abusive Love

By Daniella Djiogan  I am an abused wife I am beat up almost every day I cry day-in day-out My body can’t take it anymore But I tolerate it because I know he loves me. After all he wouldn’t beat me if he didn’t care I am so in love with him So, why do…

Feminism 102- “HER VOICE”

By Daniella Djiogan  She’s a fifteen year old girl married to a fifty year old rich man She lives in a village in the depths of Africa At the age of sixteen, she was the stepmother of twenty children She’s never dated; she doesn’t even know what it means She respects her husband to the point that…