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ON SURVIVING | Cassandra Myers

“The word Survivor links to a history, links to some of us who have not survived.”  Violence drove me to madness in an ambulance, that red white and blue hearse.  My abusers took turns at the wheel. Checked me into the hospital. Waved from behind the glass.  The intake bed’s parchment dress – white like […]

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Protected: The End Is Here: Phoebe Bridgers, Big Feelings & The Enough of Too Much

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ALTER//ALTAR: A Playlist of Longing by Dena Igusti

Today is the release of my book, Cut Woman. The book not only touches on what it means to be an Indonesian Muslim survivor of FGM but also my personal documentation of the ongoing list of those I’ve lost. In Cut Woman alone, there are over 230,483 deaths mentioned directly or indirectly. 15 documented (emphasis on […]

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Dena Igusti Defies Death in ‘Cut Woman’

Dena Igusti navigates the complexities of being in “an invisible diaspora” in her forthcoming book Cut Woman, published with Game Over Books.  Cut Woman is a collection of poems that tackle grief, loss, and anticipatory mourning as a result of Igusti’s experiences as a Muslim Indonesian survivor of female genital mutilation.  “One of the things […]

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ODE TO NAS, ODE TO THE COUSIN THE COUSIN OF DEATH | Trace DePass

ode to nas, ode to the cousin the cousin of death anesthesia & euthanasia, two cousins in the night of killing, hand you two wrenches like lilies for all the pain first  – one buds like a point with no axis from which the second blooms       Fibonacci spirals of petals which might cut any other […]