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Blonde

Never fitting the western mold for beauty and popularity, Nadia Freeman writes about feeling invisible and inadequate as a Woman of South Asian descent in New Zealand and how small changes are important for progress.

Show up.

Katharina Repnik’s poem addresses the self-doubt that becomes part of an artists’ creative process. It describes the deep desires for creation, connection, and the importance of allowing and holding space for yourself. Photography credits belong to John Lyall.

Letter to the child that I'm planning not to conceive.

Nadia Freeman's poem raises her personal feelings on whether to choose motherhood and highlights the concerns that all women face before deciding to have children. Nadia is pictured above performing spoken word. She will be attending Mxogyny’s poetry slam on the 29th March 2019 to present some of her original work to Edinburgh’s local community.

Were.

Max Olivia writes a poem about the joyful ache of still loving her ex. The poem is accompanied by the original artwork of Tabby Carless Frost.

I KEEP WALKING

Describing a walk from Whitby to Sand's End, Ellie Grendon explores a difficult and isolating experience with nature. This poem is accompanied by the original artwork of Melanie Grandidge.

Repose

In our first publication of 2019, Bindu Devereux provides a personal reflection on the holidays and an invitation to shed some of the emotional layers that we often build up as a form of self-preservation. The piece is accompanied by the original artwork of Imogen Bristow.