IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY, AND WE’RE GIVING A PRESENT AWAY!

Happy-BirthdayNext Monday, FEMWOC will officially be one year old! We want to thank our readers who have learned and grown with us this year, and to show our appreciation, we’ve decided to have a little fun. We’re holding a haiku contest…today is World Poetry Day, after all! Tell us how you’ve grown this year – as a woman, as a person of color, as an ally, as a reader – and do it poetically. Enter your haiku for a chance to win a copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s We Should All Be Feminists.

For those who haven’t written a haiku since elementary school (like me!), here are the parameters:
A haiku is 3 lines, consisting of 5 syllables, then 7 syllables, then 5 syllables again. We have written an example below:

Angry, funny, sad
We’ve learned to share our stories
FEMWOC speaks hard truths

Your haiku can be serious or lighthearted, funny or sad…the only requirements are that it is a haiku and it is about your growth in the last year with regard to the various issues our FEMWOC blog addresses. Submit your haiku by commenting below. FEMWOC admin will choose 3 finalists and then our readers will vote on a winner. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 27th, and we will open public voting for our Birthday Celebration Poetry Contest finalists on March 28th.

 

12 responses to “IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY, AND WE’RE GIVING A PRESENT AWAY!

  1. Learning to ally
    Finding white supremacy
    Everywhere I go

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  2. Happy Birthday!!

    I am so not a haiku person but I will give it my best:

    Cherry blossoms fall
    While FEM women of color
    Smash patriarchy

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  3. Community here
    Expanding my horizons
    Where I am enough

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  4. Can I do more than one?

    Intersectional
    Opportunities to hear
    Confronting hard truths

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  5. Seeing my mistakes
    Listening to the words of
    Women who speak truth

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  6. Charlotte Willian

    Listen with intent,
    all ears; take notice, observe;
    attendance required.
    .

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  7. Charlotte Willian

    A fist shakes high; I
    Strain to see who lofts it and
    Surprise, it is I.

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  8. Heather Bergevin

    Being Woke is hard,
    Even moreso to become
    Intersectional

    I love you, all. Thank you for your good work. I am honored to hear your voices.

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  9. For are we not all
    Women, Sisters in Zion
    Working together.

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  10. My mind, it is stretched
    My heart, it is expanded
    With each post I read.

    Happy birthday, and thanks for your first year of such great blogging!

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  11. A journey unique
    A peculiar people
    A home that is shared

    (Brute force is totally a legitimate strategy right?)

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