Book Review – Gasoline Heart by Shannon Barber

Gasoline Heart | Shannon Barber Price : $15.00 Available via Lark Books & Writing Studio In a letter, Kafka asks for books than can be an ax that can cut through the icy sheath of a wintered lake; the lake, obviously, a metaphor in service to the human consciousness. A young brown woman growing up…

Eggnog, Mistletoe & Clinical Depression

by Scherezade Siobhan I am a psychologist who has a love-hate relationship with major holidays on account of several reasons. I love holidays because, well, who doesn’t enjoy a timeout from work, delicious food and a good sale on gadgetry? On the flip side, I am a psychotherapist who works with people on the depression &…

Parlourwaalis

All that I’ve learned about feminism and its intersectionality, pitfalls, and successes can be distilled into a visit to my neighborhood beauty parlour. You know the kinds. You’ve been to one too; the types with no fancy frills or single-use wax sticks. The one where there’s no concept of disposable ‘gowns’ for you to wear….

5 South East Asian Women Poets You Should Be Reading Right Now

In the recent months, sufficient controversy & public discourse has been generated about the popularity of Rupi Kaur – a Canadian poet of South Asian descent. Kaur has gained substantial international fan-following via social media, Instagram in particular, for writing condensed verses accompanied by minimalistic sketches that skim over subjects pertaining to immigrant life, gendered…

float your gods on me

I read a poem last week, some real hot take on the military state of whiteness, that took the juice out of words to keep them young and blotted the lftovrs w cultrl refrncs made to blueprint the base of operations, made to unmask the latest imitation, ordered with just enough private education to reveal…