Their Pain

By Magdalena Salazar Casajus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSm-z9knO1Q Their Pain I have not felt the pain of being forced into prostitution by people I once called friends. I have not felt the pain of having to see my husband marry someone else and not complain. I have not felt the pain of having to flee my home and… Continue reading Their Pain

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A Burden Conferred

By Veda Agarwal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D1Wn0l9-28 A Burden Conferred It’s a baby girl, says the Doctor, and simultaneously faces fall. Her father beats his palm against his forehead, her mother’s heart sinks down, down into the womb that is now empty of her creation. “How will we pay for her dowry?” This is the question they ask,… Continue reading A Burden Conferred