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Poetry

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We touch
accidentally at first,
not knowing
a storm would rise.

Sometimes anger is
not the only emotion
that reigns when clouds
form.

How do you describe need?
when its collecting at every
nerve ending in your body

and the shock that happens
when it is met with the same
eagerness…


Poetry

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Most people wade slowly
into the swimming pool-
right from the shallow end
-when it's their first time
learning how to swim.

When I first saw you
the sun danced
in the clear blue
surface of your eyes
and made them glitter.

Most people wade slowly
into love but I jumped
in…


poetry and Isolated thoughts

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Wine.

It’s morning and
the alcohol in my breath
tells a history
of poverty and abuse.

My mother would never share
a glass of wine with me
even at my age.

Of the things she has passed down to me
Our family history is one she bottles
and pours carefully
for…


Tell your story, free yourself

“It’s Important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story” — Iyanla Vanzant

OUR STORIES

Scroll through and read any one of…


Poetry based on prompt by Shabd Aaweg

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I blame my father

for lost footprints

in the desert —

He left an empty well

buried underneath the sand.

And I blame my mother

for not knowing that

daughters, like sons,

need their fathers too

— for taking that cup

away from me.

I can’t find love in this…


National Poetry Month

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This month last year I wrote the first Without Borders Newsletter.

We only had a few writers and followers at the time but with a shared goal. …


A few Reminders and Happy Women’s History Month

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1. The power you have as a writer

Anytime you put pen to paper you have the capacity to change someone else’s perspective and build your own. You have the power to bring healing at a time when it seems we can’t escape our own suffering but face it head on. While we are fighting the pandemic with…


We want you to get involved!

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I have been obsessed with journals and planners lately. I can’t seem to get anything done when it is not hand-written in my journal or planner. I keep two Journals, a planner, and the notes app on my iPhone.

I have to admit that I have been paying more attention…


Our Anniversary Magazine Issue!!!

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We are heading towards the last week of February and for us it is an exciting time as we begin the work of putting together the second issue of the Without Borders Magazine due to be released late March.

The first time we went about creating a magazine, we had…


Why should we accept to remain as nobodies?

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A time like this last year I had no idea that I would start this publication. I joined medium in January of 2019 but did not commit to writing until September of the same year. …

Florence Wanjiku

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