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When the hijab is forced

Originally posted on Reimagining My Reality:
Disclaimers: 1. this is my story 2. this is not the story of all Muslims 3. this is not the story of all hijabis 4. there can be more than one story Once upon a time (about 14 years ago), in a land far away (South East England), I wore the…

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Cake It Off

Originally posted on Half Girl Half Teacup:
Because we’re a combination of middle class and pretentious, in our house there is no last minute rush to Poundland to buy food for our visitors at Halloween, we bake it. This comes as a welcomed decision amongst most of our trick or treaters cue ‘Cake is my bae!’- said a…

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For we shall stare at mobile phones

Originally posted on Brian Bilston's Poetry Laboetry:
Streets shrug as we roam back to our homes, obstacle courses of lampposts and cones. For we shall stare at mobile phones. Landmarks languish and attractions close; statues, cathedrals, Byzantine domes. For we shall stare at mobile phones. Reading gets shelved, poetry and prose, with the dusty…

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What do rapists look like

Originally posted on rockstar dinosaur pirate princess:
Consent has been in the press this week again, thanks to a couple of young men who were deeply personally insulted and affronted at the nerve, the sheer bloody gall, the CHEEK of their presumptious places of learning, to include them into an invite that went to all…

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LOVE POEM, WRITTEN IN HASTE

Originally posted on Brian Bilston's Poetry Laboetry:
(with Autocorrect turned on) O what Brave New Worm is this That holes you, my sweet darting love? I see you in the stairs that twinkle In the heavy above. Your light shins down upon me and sets my heart on fir. You stir up my emoticons…

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Secondment to Hell

I think there should be an opt-in/out choice for authors on this decidely creepy Amazon service (??) What sayeth YOU out there?? Answers on a postage stamp please! 😉

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A mindful midlife crisis – introduction

From the brilliant blogchair of Dirty, Naked and Happy. She says it better!