CREATE | ENCOUNTER
October 13, 2018
In Iceland, close to 100 percent
of the babies who test positive
for Down’s syndrome in the womb are
Reading those words,
my heart stands still for a moment;
thankfully, for me, it is only a moment.
Others are not that
Daily, we move through a world that was not built for us. for our bodies.
Our society, our workplaces, have been built by and for the bodies of cisgender men.
We must accept this.
As one pro-choice man put it in 2004, pregnancy is “certainly an inconvenience for a busines...
I cannot scream.
Around three thousand babies are killed every day in this country, legally.
Around three thousand human beings are poisoned, starved, or dismembered alive every day in this country and this is legal.
When my eyes are closed
I see a laughing child in a field.
Flowers in her hands.
Her smile wide as summer.
She would have been born in June, they said.
She was so small.
Her body could have fit
in the palm of my hand.
I could not read my future.
It gaped like an open maw, eager...
Aimee Murphy and Herb Geraghty
Did you pick up the conchas that I asked for?” Filomena hollered to her sister over the noise of the television.
“Turn off that shit. Dr. Alexander is a eugenicist D Corp shill.” Luce said, tossing the conchas on Filomena’s lap.
“This episode’s about the,” Filomena dra...
October 22, 2017
they say nothing in this life is a guarantee.
They tell me not to worry.
They say Emily, Emily, you’re free!
You. Are. FREE.
Don’t you get it?
Isn’t it catchy?...
hands could work all day – no blisters and no pain
fingers were clasping and unclasping
went completely limp
we walked in the laboratory every day
heard a skull being crushed
saw the precise ways identifiable parts are
each morning staring into the darkness...
Micah Rose Emerson
1st Place: I'll Love You
1st Place: Abort, Deport
October 12, 2018
When others drove with their headlights on
and tied yellow ribbons onto trees
we wore black and walked to school.
When torches lit, and oil fields bur...
1st Place: Inside the Beast
Honorable Mention: The Identity Thief
Honorable Mention: As a Result
Honorable Mention: Liberation
Honorable Mention: Scream
Honorable Mention: But I Did Not Die:
Honorable Mention: The Average Age of Homelessness
Honorable Mention: In Living Color
2nd Place: The Procedure
Honorable Mention: (In)Human