For Fall Poetry Event: Boxes

Two poems for the Poetry Salon by Priya N Iyer Boxes Amazon box at the door A bright red box of Legos Orange white from donut shop To go coffee handle- top Gift boxes in bright paper Boxes ship your furniture Crayons, mittens, winter wear Boxes are just everywhere. But There is something, you cannot…

For Fall Poetry Event: An Ode to My Preening

Two poems for the Poetry Salon by Nidhi Thakur Multiple sets of semi-precious dangling earrings, Colorful and silver-lined, I hoist a pair of you to my ears For the purpose your color serves today, matching, coordinated to my clothes, service until death, the danglers say. The borders of your appearance will always be protected. Silver,…

For Fall Poetry Event: The Sweetest Jaggery

A poem for the Poetry Salon by Supreet Bains Sharma She didn’t know A mother and father could exist. Yet they did. In a village not too far. “My Aunt and Uncle took me in”, She said, “For I was born and didn’t die.” She doesn’t remember much of the early days – Scoldings, beatings,…

An evening to remember

Imagine this. A Sunday evening in fall. That slight nip in the air. Early sunset and the slightest hint of stars. Guests mingling over finger food and wine. And the piece-de-resistance : a bevy of poets all set to enthrall the audience with their enchanting verses depicting the Journey of Life. Who wouldn’t want to…

Call for Submissions to Winter Issue 2020 (Now Closed)

The Woman Inc. is now a quarterly magazine! We will be featuring articles, news items, interviews, poems, short stories and art. So go ahead and contribute! Our Winter 2020 issue will feature the theme of Closure. It could mean anything to you – weather, relationships, end of journeys – physical and metaphorical. We leave it…

TWI Opinion: Women in Comedy

Prajakta Paranjpe My first impression of America, as a fresh immigrant cooped up in a tiny studio apartment on snowy days, watching rerun after rerun of famous sitcoms of the 90s was: “Americans must LOVE their comedy!” They love their comedy so much so that here, even grownups watch ‘cartoons’ like Family Guy, South Park,…

TWI Writerly: On Nayomi Munaweera

Ariadne Wolf I’m sitting here, November 2017, in the raucous Mills College tea shop with Nayomi Munaweera, my MFA workshop professor here for the past four months. Bright-eyed and clever, Munaweera’s classes involve loud outbursts of laughter, dissection of modern politics, and sensitive yet probing critiques. Prone to disconcertingly penetrating smiles, bright lipstick and better clothes than her students, Munaweera makesfor a terrifying…

TWI Woman of Substance: Pooja Krishna

Anu Mahadev Networking is not just about connecting with people. It is also about connecting people with ideas, opportunities and skills. And when it comes to women, it is almost a necessity. As they say, a mixture of empathy and brainstorming can move mountains. One woman’s success can only help another’s. In that context, let’s…

TWI Woman of Substance: Swapna Patel

Anu Mahadev Let’s face it. Most of the time, women are not in need of “designer” clothing. We want pieces that go with our lives, our personalities and our needs. And then there are stylists who do this as a hobby, sometimes clothes, sometimes jewelry. How nice it would be to have a trained professional…

TWI Poet: Janna Grace

I smell like onions after eating your story it’s the same rose of corn that bubbles in a stew of your chunky untruth. It makes me sick my mom says because we cannot process onions and garlic and leeks that our bodies cannot take it in it spills them out every pore. Even the ducts…