Inside the #HARDTALK Studio with Ambily Omanakuttan.

India. Great -land  blessed with  abundant rice and unbending spiritual beliefs. Rice is ranked among  global staple foods. India  .BLESSINGS.Land of plenty .Like  other countries or continents, India is also  haunted by  own political ghosts, economic ailments and social decadence. Every Kingdom on this earth  carry its own beautiful  and ugly trends. India is not spared.  A paradoxical world.   #WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS is rooted in dialogue among civilizations that we  heal this our world, t ripped  apart by polarization, social ailments and ravenous pandemic. The our Earth throttled by Sino- phobia, Afrophobia and Xenophobia.  WOMAWORDS Editor, #MBIZO CHIRASHA conducted   a no holds #HARD TALK conversations with Indian Poet Writer Artist and Social Justice Activist AMBILY OMANAKUTTAN.Their candid discussions are based on today’s societal traumas, human freedoms and social justice. Ambily Omanakuttan is also the #WOMAWORDS  Associate/Representative  in  India. Aluta Continua!

Kari Krenn ferments Poetry in digital thickets.

KARI KRENN    traverses the literary jungle with  a poetic zeal,  zeal to cross the Nile, Thames and the even the Gulf of poetry. Kari is voracious reader and a bold pen- slinger. Argentinian Poet Extraordinaire. A well-versed chronicler and a cultural tourist.  Writer KRENN is the current Southern America Associate to the WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. An Activist Writer Poet Artist Organizer with her work published widely home and abroad. And graced Cuba, Mozambique, United States of America, Kenya and her Country Argentina.  KARI is also dancer, a theatre artist and collects a collage of stunning photographs during her arts culture trips abroad. Poet /Translator KRENN sent us bilingual submission. English and Spanish her mother language. Diversity. WOMAWORDS continue to retrace, trace and archive the footprints of champions of resilience and masons of resistance inside this digital thicket. Amandla!  * WOMAWORDS EDITOR*

Samuella Conteh chants Revolution!

SAMUELLA JULIA CONTEH*   is a writer, poet, dramatist and motivational speaker. Conteh is a member of the Sierra Leone Writers Forum and an active Board Member of PEN-Sierra Leone. Her Writings are featured in several, national and international anthologiesPoet  Julia  Conteh  is  involved with many  Writers and Poetry Activism  platforms  notably ,Motivational Strips, Poetry Planet, World Nations Writers' Union (WNWU), Writing for Success, Ink Africa and Poets in Nigeria and has pocketed numerous  online writing awards including: Medal of Ambassador de Literature (ADL) - Motivational Strips, Award of World Poetic Star, Award of Mahatma Ghandi, the Order Of Shakespeare (OOS) and the Premio Mundial a la Excellencia Literaria, 2019-2020 - Peru.Writer Conteh is  the Contributing Associate of WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS in West Africa and a regular Contributor to the BeZine, Arts and Humanities Publication. Samuella Julia Conteh works  with  the  National Human Rights  Commission of  Sierra- Leone.  Her poetry is a  weapon of mass instruction . She  uses the opportunity in Rights organization to create platforms  of expression , human rights  and peace activism . Revolutionary in the making . She slings her pen  , her creative spear with the  zeal to bring back freedom and laughter to the butchered earth of her land.WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS embraces all who yearn , seek , call , voice ,speak   and write resilience, resistance , hard truth , human rights and positive change*( WOMAWORDS Editor)* ******************************************************************************

Anjum Wasim Dar , a resilient literary arts activism cadre!

Born in Srinagar (Indian Occupied )Kashmir,Migrant Pakistani.Educated at St Anne's Presentation Convent Rawalpindi. MA in English MA in History ( Ancient Indo-Pak  Elective) CPE Cert.of Proficiency in English Cambridge UK. -Dip.TEFL AIOU Open Uni. Islamabad Pakistan.Writing poems articles and stories since 1980.Published  Poet.Awarded Poet of Merit Bronze Medal  2000 USA .Worked as Creative Writer Teacher Trainer.  Educational Consultant by Profession.Published Poet.Author of 3 Adventure Novels (Series)  7 Times Winner NANOWRIMO 2011- 2019.

DAUGHTER OF MAU MAU: A Tribute to Kenyan Struggle Veteran, Virginia Edith Wambui Waiyaki.

Wrong woman! Yes, she got pregnant. Yes, she got released. Yes, she gives birth to a half caste child. BUT! She didn’t hide the facts of her situation. She refused the victimhood visited upon her and she chose to look at the resulting child as a blessing in revealing the rot of the master colonialist against a woman. And long before rape became an NGO affair and laws passed against it, Wambui’s personal experience became the barrier breaker against a vice the world is still grappling with. That was Wambui and the British colonial masters of the day. Did she win when she sued that institution later for its crime? No. But the truth of rape as a tool of war and warring showed its ugly face. Intimidation and dehumanization among women in conflict zones came out. That it’s happening cannot be denied. Lesson.

When Poet Laureate, JAMIE DEDE’S Pen Coughs Hard Truth!

Jamie Dedes *( WOMAWORDS POET LAUREATE)*   bravely wields her pen weaponry  and slings  her  COVID hardened verses to this unrepentant earth   , ripped apart by pandemics , greed , corruption and treachery . Her  poem BEYOND  YEARNING HOPE  is  spiritual  and didactic  as  she informs , questions and educate our earthly humanity . The poem reflects  the depth of emotions as the  ravaging  PANDEMIC  savages  humanity in all corridors of life , politically , economically , culturally and socially .  *Beyond  Yearning Hope* is a grinding  truth as well as  a food for thought to  surviving Heroes and She -Heroes. Thumbs up to our  Poet Laureate , our literary trench soilder , JAMIE DEDES.  Together We Rise against  the COVID 19 Pandemic *( WOMAWORDS CURATOR)*

WOMAWORDS SPECIAL: the March Experience-Past and Present!!!

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY SPECIAL -Angels do walk among humanity, lending a hand whenever needed. Seen and unseen, the universe takes care of it's own in the cycles of the seasons. Woman, the gentle strength who bears the race of it's species. Woman, the support system that nurtures the fledgling that rules the generations of power holders. To speak of the human race in it's most diverse form is to recognize the guardian angel that not only carries the seed of humanity but also shapes it in it's initial stages to present to it's world the heros we celebrate in high, medium and lower places. A woman is the pot that suckles tomorrow by tending today. She is the creators deputy in formenting the charge that holds to count succeeding voices of men and women. Her place is the cadre of unsung heros of her specie. How any society treats it's women tells their level of spiritual guaranty. WOMAWORDS, is a platform curated by a man who recognizes the historical, cultural, social and economical injustices that has plagued the "womanrace". From the baby girl to the teenage struggling with it's identity to the mature woman whose voice has been muted by it's male partners and societal policing, WOMAWORDS seeks to raise awareness on existing gaps that hinder the full realization and positive potential for the female in living a productive life without social stigmitazation and offer where possible, mitigating measures and where not possible provide information and tried and tested methods of achieving individual and communal self positive growth. This endeavor is hoped to open dialogue on traumatizing topics into the fore like menstrual health , speaks firmly and volubly against Feelings genital mutilation and child marriages, campaign against sexual exploitation and rape, as well as encourage women to speak against other forms of gender inequalities in their societies. WOMAWORDS, while it seeks to speak for women issues, is also geared to engage the male gender for women are mothers of men and men are sons of women. This divide must be recognized and respected to avoid the gender wars that has brought us as human society to where we are now. We dedicate this journal to legendaries and luminaries of female voices of resilience,those who have gone ahead like Maya Angelo, Toni Morrison, Yvonne Vera, Bessy Head ,Greta Thurnberg,Doris Lessing, Wangari Maathai, Brenda Fassie ,and the living, the likes of G Jamie Dede's, Tsitsi Dangarembwa, Fadzayi Mahere, Jessie Majome, Thandiswa Mazwai, Hope Masike, Martina Mwanza, Njoki Ndungu, Michelle Obama, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzwanda and Opra Winfrey:A Prologue -( by NANCY NDEKE, the WOMAWORDS African Continent  Editorial Associate).

CROSS OVER: Liberating Voices Journal.

WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS* is a literary arts culture digital space exhibiting WOMEN voices of RESILIENCE and featuring   Writings of RESISTANCE.  In this great year of 2020, we are ready to unleash a highly ambitious, #DaughersoftheEarthProject, an International Writers Contest. The project seeks to promote dialogue, exhibit experiences and speak out dignified solutions on matters of menstrual equity and health through * VOICES of RESISTANCE* and WORDS OF RESILIENCE *.   WOMA WORDS and VOICES to disarm perpetrators of barbarism, stigma and violence. And also free the girl-child from the yoke of inferiority complex and historical stereotypes.   The CROSS OVER, Liberating Voices Journal is a global collection of writers, activists, artists and poets representing   WOMAWORDS in their countries and continents.  We take  this opportunity to introduce the Fundraising Coordinator of the # Daughtersof theEarth Project , Writer and Peace Activist Melissa Begley  and our 2020 Poet Laureate is  Jamie Dedes . Jamie Dedes  is  the Founding Editor  of  THE POET BY DAY , an official publicity partner of the #DaughtersoftheEarth Project and other WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS Activities. Our Featured Image is courtesy of Poet and Visual Artist MIROSLAVA PANAYOTOVA ,our Bulgarian Associate. Aluta Continua!!! ( WOMAWORDS CHIEF EDITOR).

Tracy Yvonne Breazile’s Poetry is our MASTER KEY of Resistence

TRACY YVONNE BREAZILE 's double  edged  razor sharp cutting of   poesy scythes  against weeds of  earthly stereotypes of  political barbarism  . Her poetry of resistance burns gluttonous fingers of despots and oil guzzling throats of mongering warlords.  Her protest lines are steely bolt nut strong and resilient. Unsparingly ,the razor sharp tip of her poetic machete  slice through  Africa  in quest  for the freedom of her earth mates “Zimbabweans” ,writhing  under the heavy yoke of unbridled corruption as they suffocate from toxic , choking   command politics .  Breazile’s poetry is written and presented through the eye of a master of satire and paradox. She is an undying spiritual  combatant and artistic  soldier  yearning for morsels of peace and  bread crumbs of freedom , on this earth now a heap of bullet shells  and dustbin of broken souls . The Poet opens the Great Year of 2020 with a verse of resilience, MASTER KEY with grey streaks of protest and yellow traces of rebuke, MASTER KEY. Tracy Yvonne Breazile is a Mentor in Residence of the Zimbabwe We Want Poetry Campaign Projects  -Brave Voices Poetry Journal , Word Guerrillas Café and WOMAWORDS Literary Press- (by WOMAWORDS CHIEF EDITOR).

Nancy Kili frees WOMEN from Shackles of Barbarism

NANCY KILI’s prose poetry explodes with unbridled reason and scintillating  rhythm. The marrow of her stanzas carries the women vigor, bravery and motherly wisdom. Simplified verses are pregnant with wit and promise. The poet cum girl child advocate cum humanitarian is an artistic combatant  commanding her pen from within poetic trenches to free women from yokes of historical vagaries and unchain the girl child from shackles of cultural stereotypes.     Keli wields her double sharpened pen to spit the venom of sanity against the hard sandy apparitions of century aged  chauvism and barbarism. Her verses are a concoction of dictionary simplicity, reason, truth and reason.  Aluta Continua! Happy great 2020(WOMAWORDS Chief Editor).