“I will tie the glass and stone with string, hang the shards above my bed, so that they will flash in the dark and tell the story of Katrina, the mother that swept into the Gulf and slaughtered. Her chariot was a storm so great and black the Greeks would say it was harnessed to dragons.”

 

 
From Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

Undertow

Undertow

“Jesse was on the surface again, treading water, when a wave broke on top of him, smacking him down into the darkness. Bicycling his feet in panic, he battled waves and the invisible force of the undertow. His heart beat faster. His stomach tightened. He kicked at nothing.”

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Princess by Choice

Princess by Choice

“I chose to submit a photograph of my daughter for this publication because I think that it speaks volumes about how early young girls are molded by society. As a mother, I have tried to avoid pressing princesses and makeup on my daughter in hopes that she won’t be defined by society’s idea of what makes a woman beautiful. However, despite my attempts of not including this in my positive reinforcement behavior, my 2-year-old is simply drawn to the princess lifestyle of dresses, make up, and play jewelry.”

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