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Woman by Najood Al Terkawi

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January 2012   “You are beautiful”. Three words I’ve been longing to hear my entire life. At the age of 17, those three words could’ve saved me. No one knew how to utter them because they were taught that beauty is measurable. The units of measurement are defined by gender and how much you fit […]

Woman by Nora Abdullah

November 27, 2012 by

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We are women. There’s you, me and her. She lives with her heart on the ground beat, run over and almost dead. She lies because she doesn’t recognize the truth anymore. She let you down, but that’s the only direction she knows. Shattered pieces of glass left behind. There’s not much of her now. She […]

Woman by Latifah Al Jasser

November 27, 2012 by

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1:00 A.M.    New York, USA.   Name: Lisa Carter. Age: 30 years old. Relationship Status: Single.   She opens the door to her apartment and throws her suitcase on the nearest chair. As she takes off her high stilettos her iPhone dings signalling that a new e-mail has arrived; she opens it while smiling. Lisa […]

Woman by Nouf Al Nafisee

November 27, 2012 by

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I sheepishly yawned and opened my eyes to find myself before the largest crowd of women I have never seen. To say that they were in the hundred millions would be an exaggerated underestimation. I recognized not a single face from the crowd. In fact, I didn’t even recognize myself! Seriously, who am I? Am […]

Woman by Dona

November 27, 2012 by

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A woman was asked to push. PUSH, they were saying, “pass! Go! Pass more!” and she does so, even though she’s experiencing worst pain when she pushes. She went through the pain as if it was inevitable, and shouted through it all as if it wasn’t her choice. She kept on pushing, with tears of […]

Woman by Chirin Barikan

November 27, 2012 by

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Her name was Sylvia and she knew exactly what she needed to do. In her nineteen years she had done nothing so reckless, with perhaps the exception of displaying her naked portrait as a Greek goddess at the Royal Art Academy. She was well aware of her social status; knew how her name repeatedly appeared […]

Woman by A’alaa Al Majnouni

November 27, 2012 by

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She is only a woman; and Her name was an idle being, With a soul before the daybreak vulnerable. With copper-hat covers out a mad psyche, betters off malleable. A tuneful overflowing IV saline, Tarnished with a bundle of blood bags, And these blood bags bounce out musical, A+ is a cheerless memory; AB is […]