Masha Allah is not a cat call*

**TRIGGER WARNING**Mentions of sexual assault, abuse and FGM in this spoken word.  Masha Allah is not a cat call, I don’t take it as a compliment As you whistle at me as I walk by you in the street, do you not feel any embarrassment?Because I do,My skin gets hot and frustration begins to reside inside […]

A Letter to Al-Aqsa Mosque*

My eyes fill when I think of you; you are a closet in my mind, in my heart. When people ask about you, I really don’t know how to summarise your bounty. How can I possibly explain the depths of your detailed intricate design, and years of history and battle? How can I possibly describe […]

Listening Prayers*

Her face – strange. We have not crossed paths before. Her speech – uncertain. She coughs and then sighs. Verses, tremble from her lips in harmony to a jagged train track. She is close to giving up, but cannot give up. How little she knows of faith. For this attempt, will be her eighth. “Sarah, […]

Safe*

Safe What is that word? I hear it all the time, but I never feel it in this life of hate and aggression. I’m feeling this hate and aggression and I can’t help it but I care about what people think of me because at the end of the day it’s people I need to […]