When The Body Is Female

  Inspired by a sculpture of a bare-breasted female of the Renaissance period (17th-18th century), at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. (I) The body. Holding on to shards, Since the moment of inception. The body, trying to learn and unlearn Swimming in the tidal pool Of the amniotic fluid Not knowing yet, the…

rape of a nation

brotherly love, neighbor, they say, overpowers all daughter of hate, scorn, i don’t fit into my mold babies are a gift, you tell me, in between hot breaths product of lust, incest, doesn’t matter, abortion is a sin, women’s bodies mere receptacles of power, anger i can’t carry your guilt, but i want to, my…

SAKHI AWARDS Last few days to submit!

Submissions will only be accepted in soft copy sent through email. Send just one poem, either as PDF or .doc or .docx attachment or directly in the body of the email. 2. Email Submissions to submitthewomaninc@gmail.com Your work must not have been published before in any online or print journal. We accept only one entry…

Woman of Substance – Shaheen Malik Kanda

We all know that the Big Apple is famous for being the financial capital of the world, and investment banking in particular, is a notoriously cutthroat and male-dominated field. It takes a certain type of woman to not just blend in, but thrive in such a hostile workplace. Let’s meet Shaheen Malik Kanda, a banker…

Woman of Substance – Avanti Mathur

Talented. Passionate. Driven. And very creative. These are some of the epithets I use to describe our next guest in the Woman of Substance series. Not only does she embody all these qualities fully, she does so with her trademark grace and humility. This is Avanti Mathur, pastry chef & owner of Sweet Nothings, a pastry…

The Secret is Out

First, a spoiler alert: Secret Superstar is a cute, intelligent and sweet movie, that almost borders on being a documentary. That said, the movie is insightful in that it picks up the various marginalized groups in our society, and weaves them all into one coherent storyline. Thus, the protagonist is not just a child, she…