Tag Archives: Mariam Fayez

Death

I wish you read the sign that said “put that drink away” before you sped down a half-lit highway screaming “Jesus” at the top of your lungs like the boy who screamed for his mother’s kiss while she called him … Continue reading

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Why I’m afraid to show my shoulders

A girl marches the gleaming streets of Cairo, dodging the dark, aching stares of men with their cocks in their hands because the Quran says modesty Only applies to the immodest Her labias, snipped and tucked safely away from dishonor, … Continue reading

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