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Edwidge Danticat
“No, women like you don't write. They carve onion sculptures and potato statues. They sit in dark corners and braid their hair in new shapes and twists in order to control the stiffness, the unruliness, the rebelliousness.”
Edwidge Danticat, Krik? Krak!

Anaïs Nin
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Anais Nin

“There is a brokenness out of which comes the unbroken. There is a shatteredness out of which blooms the unshatterable. There is a sorrow beyond all grief, which leads to joy. And a fragility out of whose depths emerges strength. There is a hollow space too vast for words through which we pass with each loss, out of whose darkness we are sanctioned into being" --the poetess Rashani, quoted by”
Bri Maya Tiwari

Indian Wedding Humor (Poetry)
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Description: hey everybody, this is a poem i wrote about my crazy yet loveable and amazing parents....thanks to all who helped me workshop this piece at VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation). Enjoy!!!
Daughters of Kerala: Book Review (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Click on the link to see my full review of Daughters of Kerala, translated by Achamma C. Chandersekaran
Race, Sexuality, Cyberactivism and the Legacy of Rashawn Brazell (Gay & Lesbian)
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