Poetry: Hattie Atkins

by Hattie Atkins

Submersion/Immersion
For how long can one exist in the vessel of another? To look inside and then be consumed, safe beneath the palm of devotion, swallowed into the body of his love.
You’d been warned that voices echo inside that place, like speech inside a submarine submerged  fif…

Forgotten Women: Eileen Chang

by Kitty Wenham
Forgotten Women is an exclusive series for Aurelia that aims to shine light on the women who have been consigned to the margins of literary history.
This week’s spotlight is on Eileen Chang, 1920-1995.
Franklin D. Roosevelt called it a “day of infamy”. December 8, 1941 is best known…

An Open Letter to Those With Self-Inflicted Scars

by Steph Hebdon
Content Warning: self-harm. Dear person who might need this, 
I have spent much of my adult life in long sleeves, in thick tights in searing heat, in jeans, even on the beach. A particularly observant outsider would think I had something to hide, and until recently, I thought I did …

I Am An Ex-Muslim. I Fell In Love With a White Man

by Anonymous
I’ve spent a lot of time mulling over what my life would be like had I turned out like my cousins, never questioning what I was taught and going straight from education to an arranged marriage. I’ve never come out as an atheist to my family and I do my best to make sure that they neve…