Shadows of Darkness

“Shadows of Darkness” highlights the un-realities of experiencing an assault, especially when the violence comes from a close relation. With eyes closed, Charity Marie’s escape in darkness feels like it shouldn’t be more than a dream —...

The Girl in the Mirror

Danielle Hark responds to our September prompt with a piece about reclaming vital pieces of herself – her body, her skin, and her reflection. She feels distance from her own body, but by challenging herself to feel compassion for her reflection, she acknowledges the...

Reclaiming the Eastland

The theme of reclaiming is examined with a wider lens in this piece by Jean Cozier, the founder of Awakenings. She writes about the Eastland tragedy that occured in Chicago — specifically, the near-forgotten women on the ship and the ways they suffered due to...