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The PanWomanist Easter Edition 2019

Featured Articles: The Olokun & Part of the Team

November 5, 2017

In 2005, in the big-city-for-Indiana that is Indianapolis, I decided, at the ripe age of 12, that I'd had enough of this bullshit, and was gonna go see Jesus.

Twelve-year olds are weird.  All of them.  If you’re twelve, you’re weird.  It’s just a fact.  It’s not a bad weird, but puberty and society have joined forces to make that age part of an awkward spectrum of years that very few look back on without laughing at some parts, and cringing at others.  I was definitely weird when I was twelve, for many of the usual reasons, and for other reasons that have followed me into adulthood.  One of these “other reasons” was my conservative Christian upbringing.  From church at least once a week to ten ye...

November 4, 2017

I wanted to believe that my father loved me. He showed me off with pride and convinced the entire Arab community, and maybe himself, that he didn’t mind that his first child was a girl. Sons of Arab fathers are more valued and praised than daughters. My father would try to boast about me the same way a typical Arab father would boast about a son, if not more. He wanted to come off as progressive, something to feed his ego in replacement of lacking a son at the time. I was under the illusion that he celebrated me, but he celebrated himself because from the moment I was born, I gave him his freedom, and in exchange, he took mine. 

“I became his honor vessel, something to contain and control while h...

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