A healing child

Trigger warning! Contains details of physical abuse and mentions sexual abuse. This Ramadan… I am reminded of Ramadan many moons ago… I am reminded of my tiny preteen body… Fasting… Washing clothes under the big tree… The instruction was clear: don’t you dare eat or drink anything before you have prayed! As soon as I …

The pact

Part of the bleeding pages was ripped… oh it felt like a first wrenching into my chest We made pact It could be a scene in a movie Or some facial expression of a stranger that draws out the fragile within us, but me and her we made a pact… We weren’t going to be …