Madness in women takes a particular form It doesn’t snarl and lash out with the muscular Intentionality of a male pit-bull, intent on savagery Nor dissolve into rumination and despair like Much used handkerchief incapable of holding more tears No. Madness in women is like epilepsy It creeps up unawares, whispering in your ear all … Continue reading The Yellow Wallpaper – Candice Louisa Daquin
The girls at my school called girls who liked other girls —queer It wasn’t a power-word, it was a tailored slur like—perversion They used it like pitch tar to pour over any girl who was: Ugly, different, anti-social, didn’t date, liked to keep their hair short Rejected pink, hated Valentine’s Day, disdained posters of boys … Continue reading The Second Sex – Candice Louisa Daquin
Respect me in the morning She says, lips open, inviting While I drink the last of my (6th) glass Knowing tomorrow … I won’t Know her name, any more than I do now But she’s got such great legs Tonight, she will wind around me Like a wild ivy and I will lap her up … Continue reading Bad Feminist – Candice Louisa Daquin
When God was a woman Her back ached, her breasts, the line between her legs Even when it didn’t bleed Ached, goddamn it, it ached. When God was a woman She stopped laughing because Other women didn’t laugh, they Toiled, carrying fat babies on their (aching) backs Water jugs on their heads, barley in sacks … Continue reading When God was a woman – Candice Louisa Daquin
The Kali Project was conceived by indie writers and editors Candice Louisa Daquin and Megha Sood. A dear friend starting a feminist micro press was intrigued and suggested that The Kali Project serve as their inaugural publication. Everyone involved has been deeply moved by the support and enthusiasm the project has received, as well as … Continue reading Indie Blu(e) Publishing Partners with The Kali Project
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