Sexuality is Not Something Black Girls Can Freely Experience

by Halima Jibril
If I'm being honest, sexuality has always been an uncomfortable topic for me to discuss. I was first introduced to sexuality in the mid-to-late 2000s, through music videos on legendary channels, such as KISS FM. Before the days of smart TVs and YouTube, I primarily watched mus…

Losing My Sex Drive on Antidepressants

by Nicole García Merida
I was the slut in high school. I was the girl that would get side eyed and ignored the night after a big party once rumours had circled their way around the courtyard. I was learning things about myself every day! Apparently she sucked him off, they’d say. Oh, did I? Must’v…

The Necessity of Literature's 'Flawed Woman'

by Steph Hebdon
Women’s presence in literature is the most prominent it has ever been. Not too long ago, talented women writers were forced to write under pseudonyms, and today, women writers are now able to dominate best-seller lists.
The women who exist within fiction itself have also accumulate…

Sex, Shame and Seventeen Year Old Girls

by Nali Simukulwa
I have had the privilege of coming of age surrounded, almost exclusively, by girls. Since the age of 11, I’ve attended an all-girls school and subsequently, socialised mainly with other young women. Despite the narrative of ‘bitchiness’, with which we are all too familiar, I’ve f…

'Blink'

by Jennifer Hayashi Danns
Is that a mucus plug? I am scared but my pelvis aches and my husband’s shoes don’t fit anymore. Pineapple juice. Raspberry leaf tea. At last, bloody show.  We cram the hospital bag neglected until now. There is no money for a taxi. “I shower, you ATM.” Something is wrong …