So while the good nurse talked to you at the abortion clinic, Hassan seated right next to you, your mind was made up. “Are you sure? You know you can always place your child for adoption? And your child’s father is willing to assist you, which very few girls have,” the nurse stated. She went on and on about how you must think about it thoroughly. To give you time to think about your decision, an assistant brought you some juice to drink. But your mind was made up.


The last Sunday Tiffany went to her father’s church, House of Yahweh, was four years ago, a few months before she relocated to the U.K. She sat in the row behind her father’s seat, where she had sat since she was a toddler. She sported ripped jeans and a pink off-the-shoulder crop top. Her face …

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Woman to Woman

“I texted the girl, approached her woman to woman, told her to keep off my man,” you said to her, taking out your phone to show her your chat with Leah. She laughed. “Fine? That’s all she said?” “I should have threatened her or something, yeah?” “Girl, you’re being a clown!” She burst out laughing. You rolled your eyes. She’d know if she had a man.

After the Feels

To Sarah, For the longest time, I thought I was the most independent a person could ever be. When I heard Miss Independent I sang along with ecstasy convicted that I was a cool girl like that.  In my mind, I didn’t depend on anyone for anything, I didn’t need anyone for anything. I spent …

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement and led to the creation of various gay activist groups in the United States and around the …

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