Upcoming: “Rebirth”—-FEM’s Fall 2013 Quarterly Magazine

“In my own worst seasons I’ve come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window. And then another: my daughter in a yellow dress. And another: the perfect outline of a full, dark sphere behind the crescent moon. Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again.” -Barbara Kingsolver

Mod Womyn

By: Laura Sermeno (A 2nd year UCLA student) Dastardly you grip onto me and my infatuations with men incomplete. Men so fragile they hook onto my smiles and fluttering flirtations. I dare to reject you and all of your manifestations. But me in this silky sheer shirt, leaves you breathless. Panting and trembling let your…