Written by: Sudha Shashwati | Image: Scroll.in ** I am my mother, my grandmother, and my great-grandmother I am all the women that came before me Don’t urge me to lower my voice Ask me not why I am angry You do not see what I see, you do not feel what I feel What […]Read More Let Me Have My Anger, My Sadness.
By Medusa | Image: The Lady of Shalott ** Ungrateful? Yes. Brat? Yes Am I sure? Yes Everyone agrees? Yes Including myself? Yes How, you ask? Let me tell you… I was allowed To skip cooking and cleaning at times Never a harsh word was uttered How accommodating, they said But I asked that […]Read More Ungrateful Brat
By Nazreen Fazal | Image: vanidad.es ** Me Too… That evening This morning Decades ago Just now Still fresh At home At School At Work In Sick Stuck in traffic Out partying Out for a walk On my own In an empty parking lot In a mall In broad daylight At the holiest of […]Read More Me Too…
image credit: guogiyan.com ** Remember, remember As you parade us Like objects And try to douse Our freedom, our ambitions As you try to reduce To ashes Who we are At the stake of Morality Lust Misplaced male egos Smug entitlement We may bleed We may die We may beg For forgiveness Though it is […]Read More Reincarnated.
Image: brunchnews.com The following slam poetry was submitted by SMIW contributor Rhea Mahanta to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. ** A usual thing happened today. I got groped AGAIN! ** While walking back home It was drizzling and dusk had set in A bunch of guys on a bike were speeding Towards me from the opposite direction While […]Read More Asking the Right Questions.