Maya Angelou scrawled across generations through I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Rest empowered to all the stories that were unbearably never finished.
Today, as #Nabra‘s body was lowered into infinity, against the infinity of tears cried across distances converging, a future without Charleena Lyles, where white supremacy and gender terrorism doesn’t allow even a memorial to lay, burning pages torn out from which the ashes will wipe out Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Islamophobia, Caste, at the intersections of misogyny and economic oppression, Orientalism, occupation and all forms of gender violence, scripted in women marching toward liberation. Neighbors cry, solidarity replies, we keep walking. Dedicated to the women who have defined righteous indignation that will one day reply liberation in each stride.
Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow
Chyna Gibson was gunned down in a parking lot
You better run, brave Harriet
Before I could tell myself to take a breath
Get up bleeding Harriet
Dark is the face of Angela
25-year-old Whitley County woman dies while in police custody
Dark is the face of Assata
Woman killed in standoff with Baltimore County police was live-streaming
Korryn Shandawn Gaines, 23, was killed in an exchange of gunfire in which a 5-year-old boy was wounded
Dark is the face of Hanging Cloud Ojibwa
I was born a gender
A temple was granted to me
I was on my way home from school…
Dedicated to all the womYn whose existence are the struggle.