Long Reads, Masculinities, Poetic Warfare, prose, Uncategorized

Unintentional Intersectional: the Relevance of Inclusive Sport Teams

Last weekend I participated with the Brussels team in the biannual world championship of inclusive rugby, the Bingham Cup. As a new player for the Straffe Ketten team, it was my first time at this surprisingly intersectional and diverse sport event. Sport gathers people from all walks of life, regardless of their race, social class, income… Continue reading Unintentional Intersectional: the Relevance of Inclusive Sport Teams

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Masculinities, Poetic Warfare, prose, Uncategorized

A cake with no candles

Today is the anniversary of my rape. The night when a man found me passed out drunk at the door of a club, took me to a construction site and raped me while I was unconscious. I woke up half naked, lying on a dirty mattress. When I went to the police, crying, I couldn’t… Continue reading A cake with no candles

Poetic Warfare, prose, Uncategorized

My body’s melody

I hear the music, my fingers move to its rhythm, flick and tap on the table, clicking together in harmony. I feel meditative and in contemplation. Calmness invades my body and my smile precedes the very desire to smile. I am happy; a happiness of being, a happiness of understanding myself, of resolution and permanency.… Continue reading My body’s melody

Poetic Warfare, Poetry, prose

When you say your harassment is all fun and games / Quando chamas ao teu assédio brincadeira

When you claim your harassment is all “fun and games”, that’s not what I hear. When you claim that, all I can hear is danger, alarms ringing in my ears. Quando chamas o teu assédio de brincadeira, eu não oiço isso. Quando chamas o teu assédio de brincadeira, o que eu oiço é perigo. Oiço os… Continue reading When you say your harassment is all fun and games / Quando chamas ao teu assédio brincadeira