Poem: Porcelain Doll

Written by Mina Khan. They tell you a woman’s beauty is found in her fragility A delicately wrapped masterpiece made up of desirability, fertility, nobility, and possibility. Armoured with a self defe…

Poem: An Answered Dua

Written by Kesya Adhalia. And it’s boiling inside me A convinction that is always buried by distractions I am trying to count the craters in the moon But the most faint glisten of a star Pulls m…

Poem: Love

I’ve imagined a land where Love can breathe, so inhale me these lovely dreams. Painted into reality, images only Love can see. I love Love for Love’s sake. I love Love for Allah’s sake. I love on maxi…

No Justice for Nabra

We want to blame her for the length of her skirt We want to blame him for not walking her home We want to blame her for the hour of night We want to blame him for not teaching her better We want to bl…

The Climb

When we look back at how we got the calluses on our hands and the sores on our feet, we’ll remember the mountains we climbed and how we conquered defeat. We were tired and damn near dying but we were …

Poem: NAKED

Written by Yasmine Rachidi.   If this mirror could talk she’d show me who I am Cause she knows me better And I hate her the most Yet, she’s not worthy   I can’t stand her I don’t wanna…

Poem: The Sea Less Enjoyed

One night we drove to Ogmore. The sea was in a foul mood but we were invited and my sister and I, full of half-Arab etiquette, don’t like to reject an invitation. So we jumped. Into a sea less e…

Poem: Ephemeral

Written by Manika Harikumar. On the shores of the Euphrates At a time when no one else was there And fluttery pari roved the air You sauntered along the riverbank And weaved through the blooming trees…