filler words Sophie Mindes

When he assaulted me, — but that is the wrong word Assault is what they do in video games, when the men shoot a volley of arrows into the sea of the goblin army Assault rifle. No, it is not the right word But neither is rape. Not for this. Not for me. I cannot...

Artwork Abstraction by Darshita Jain

Stats say, one in every three girls will have experienced rape or sexual abuse in their lives I am one of three daughters. For most of my life, I have been told I am a work of art My body a work of art a canvas, stretched far apart, White. Clean. Pristine. My body is...

Protection by Starr Davis

(Ma ma) sleeps          with a knife    under her pillow   (her dreams are                   (safer than mines)             I grabbed a butter            knife, put it  inside            my pillowcase               dreamed a man         climbed inside my window     ...