“My body represents life”

Chelsea Risley, a writer and poet in the Chattanooga area wrote this poem in response to a book called Shell Shaker by LeAnne Howe. She said, "It resonated with me because it treated women with... a little bit of something that was almost awe or fear, because of how powerful women are if they are … Continue reading “My body represents life”

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“I hope you end up like me strong”

Women's bodies are a battleground in politics, religion, economics, and literal war. I think as a woman with a body, it's important to give space for this body to speak, so I am letting this be that space. “What he said was terrible/inexcusable/repulsive/horrific, but…” That “but” is rape culture. As most everyone knows by now, there is … Continue reading “I hope you end up like me strong”