‘Nevertheless, She Persisted’: A Shield Maiden Collaboration

Originally posted on A Forum for Divergent Literature:
1Wise-Woman Her words, her will, her worth Trampled and trodden Forgotten But for her Flickering light Fueled by ferocity Molded with might Courage compiled Resilience reconciled Wolves wryly grin Circling again Nevertheless, she persisted   Christine Ray She was told little girls should be seen, not heard…

How to Join Whisper and the Roar or Submit Guest Writing

Originally posted on Brave and Reckless:
Are you a fan of exceptional writing? Are you a writer of poetry, prose, essay or short fiction?  Do you consider yourself a feminist? Whisper and the Roar is currently recruiting new Collective Members as well as guest writers. Submission Guidelines for Whisper and the Roar: Send up to…


Empty Densely clouded days and nights No light can shine in that deep darkness Penetrating cold that incapacitates Flames extinguished by anguish Ghosts of what I once was Fill me up I’m looking for you My father’s words bash against my already throbbing skull. “If I could just push a button and die I would…… Continue reading Backlash