Burdens

TRIGGER WARNING: The content of this piece contains descriptions of suicidal thoughts. To mark National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5th-11th) and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, I’ve written about suicidal thoughts in girlhood. While...

Little Girl’s Progress Report: Letter 8

People write letters to one another out of love and in confidence. But what if letters are written out of complaints in the age and rage of growing up? This is the foundation of the ‘Dear Mama’ letters. Based on the timeless format of letter writing, these pieces are...

She Wolves: claiming and naming the power of women

For International Women’s Day 2021, The Open Collab, headed by musicians Charlie + Jake, created a show called “She Wolves.” Spoken word poet Tara Griffin wrote an explosive, moving poem, backed by the music styling of Charlie + Jake and supplemented...

Fragments of a Girlhood

TRIGGER WARNING: The content of this piece contains descriptions of sexual and physical assault. Some readers may find it upsetting. I have chosen to publish this work because it is – sadly – an all too common story for girls, and one that is often swept...

Little Girl’s Progress Report: Letter 7

People write letters to one another out of love and in confidence. But what if letters are written out of complaints in the age and rage of growing up? This is the foundation of the ‘Dear Mama’ letters. Based on the timeless format of letter writing, these...

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