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.

Smeetha Bhoumik, India’s literary Genius!

 When   grazing  through the sestina verses of this our  prolific poetic figure ,  SMEETHA BHOUMIK. You  must be sure  to  carry  a calabash of fresh coconut milk    .  Her poetry is more than  a refreshment . It  is a literary beverage . The metaphor   transfigures  and cleanses us  into a  new beings  and then  summoned  into the  holy earth   of literary redemption . A revolution!   Bhoumik's  traverses  with forth and back within the spirit-land of word. The irony  is   the truth that spikes .Spikes that slash through the arteries of the wicked .As her pen  spews purified venom and undiluted vitriol  in her clarion for peace against war- makers and trouble -mongers.

Meet ,Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein(IHRAF FELLOW 2020).

This WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS Special presents to you great readers, A dedicated writer poet activist. An Avid reader , A fighter for human rights and justice . A very important teacher . A high flying community builder .WOMAWORDS is excited AND gratified to be accorded this rare opportunity to feature this rare breed of a Writer Poet and Literalist .A Seeker of harmony .A Fighter for peace .Tabassum Tahmina Shagufta Hussein is the 2020 International Human Rights Art Festival Fellow. Thumb Vibes to Tom Block and the Ihraf Family. Aluta Continua!!!( 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).

Hokis Patches Our broken EARTH with POETRY !!!

HOKIS  is Founder and Senior Editor of Headline.  She believes in supporting a range of voices at various stages of their craft for this is the most impactful design of grassroots revolutions. She envisions Headline as a platform that exemplifies the beliefs that all poetry is political and reflection is essential to effectively reshape conversations and culture – for writers and readers alike.Beyond the boundless bounds of Headline, Hokis assists the local-to-her Moth-inspired storytelling project, regularly contributes to Reclamation Magazine and is a 2020 hall of fame-r with Woman Words Literary Press.  Visit her personal workspace for links to published pieces and read in-progress drafts.

Our Poetry Maestro is Agnes Marton

WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS  features  a global poetry maestro ,AGNES MARTON. Poet Marton's verses are  digestible and are  enriched with natural beat . The amazing  dexterity is coupled with her inner-depth  passion to the art of words.Her literary presentation and prowess delivery  is revolutionary . While her poetic expression  is simplified , though her audience  should be always be ready to be jabbed  by that  mind spiking satire , sparked by rib rattling sarcasm and burnt by her  heart -rending ambiguity . We pluck the ripe corn of inspiration from Poet Chronicler    AGNES MARTON's writings and poesy.Among some of her greatest artistic accomplishments  Writer MARTON is  the  Editor of  the Ofi  Press in Mexico City. "RESILIENCE IS OUR MASTER KEY"-( 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).