a poem on International Women’s Day…
Were she a man, she wouldn’t be gasping for air,
under a veil,
rights stripped bare,
Had she a penis, she wouldn’t be huddled in a hut,
every door locked shut,
We are one with the whole — When we fight,
we do not leave her out on her own.
cover photo © Julia Diana Ghassan Robertson
جوليا ديانا — JD Robertson, is an award-winning author, and journalist—A first generation Arab-American, who grew up between worlds, and currently resides somewhere in the middle with a bird’s eye view.