A Wish for Wings


Dear Creative Sister,

When we dare to meet in the deepest pools of creative intention, how will we introduce ourselves?


A Room of Her Own’s long vision is to amass a multimedia mother archive of the collective memory and storied history of women artists and writers. Weaving the diverse voices of our radiant Waves Anthology together with newly-submitted creative work, responses to The Q, Global Camps, and more, each WAVES edition adds a glistening droplet to the expansive sea of longing that bonds us all.


Introduce Yourself



“A wish for wings” from 102. by M. Nzadi Keita, Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices


“Queen Without a Face,” image by Monteque Pope-Le Beau, section image for Waves: A Confluence of Women’s Voices


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Verdad Justicia Amor
[each title is a link to the individual work]


Abnegation by Cynthia Reeser

Aunt Jemima, Eleanor Bumpers, and Sandra Bland by Breena Clarke

Power by Susan Eisenberg

The Summer Lolly by Breena Clarke

Stirring by M. Nzadi Keita

Quiet 1 With Eyes by M. Nzadi Keita

Imagine: A Love Song by Denise Miller

Making Waves in 1798 by Tammi Truax

102. by M. Nzadi Keita

Bulletin by Cheryl Clarke

Terrible Fortune Inside My Head, Grenadine by Lynne Thompson

And / Or / Against / For by Vero Gonzalez

The Weight of White by Lorraine Mejia

The, a lyrical soliloquy by Chiori Miyagawa

Diaspora by Faith Holsaert

You Are Migrant by Katherine Seluja

Raqqa, Syria to Crete by Susan Shaw Sailer

The Refugee by Julie Christine Johnson

Blackbirds by Karen Heuler

Manifest Destiny by Kirin McCrory

This Land by Chloe DeFilippis

Women’s Voices by Diana Woodcock

Mothers Who Carry Their Own Water by Gerda Govine Ituarte

Spoil of War by Leatha Kendrick

Telling Stories at Tea Time by Zehra Imam

Silence on a June Morning, 1944 by Tracy Davidson

The Last Diary Entries of Septimus Warren Smith by Katherine Orr

The Late Afternoon Crashed All Around by Karin Cecile Davidson

L’Orange by Page Lambert

No Radio by Sokunthary Svay

Nocturne by Charlotte Muse

Backblast Area Clear by Karen Skolfield

How to Get Inside of a Ship That Won’t Let You In by Debbie Urbanski

Blood Moon by Elizabeth Jacobson

Ghazal for Emilie Parker by Carolyne Wright

Sexy Barbie Rapunzel by Deb Jannerson

The Frame of a Couch Is Not a Couch by Karen Skolfield

Good Stories by Esther Cohen

Like a Maelstrom with a Notch by Lois Marie Harrod

Smash Shop by Elizabeth Jacobson

Untitled [When have you ever heard a silent crowd?] by Monika Cooper

Where I Am Standing by Marsha Pincus

Mooring the Boat to the Dock by Sarah Black

Sculpture Under A Bridge by Debbie Hall

Home by Kristen Ringman

Leave the Barren Fields by Mary Morris


Read the Anthology Section in Full: Verdad Justicia Amor




“Exposure” by Greta Gladney, AROHO Global Summer Camp 2023


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the light that is FREEDOM passed me by

a promise in words

parched and hollow

my time a continuous rotation of sun and moon


“Fracture” by Juanita Kirton


As a creative woman, my deepest need is: to continue on this writing journey, go deeper, wider, longer and higher.


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“Spiral Bound” by Coke Tani, AROHO Global Summer Camp 2023


One thing led to another and another, and before I knew it, I couldn’t stop taking pictures of all kinds of empty spaces … I remember so clearly how, when these “empty space” [pictures] began, my breathing went to my belly.


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No country. Show me one and I will

point out no line

scratched in the earth, no

fence as long

as you say. So

forget it.


No one has one.

The closest thing to a

country is your body. You

imagine a

country of your own that is

very old,


but it’s not old enough,

never enough

to sing in your ears

like birds do.

And birds are still

at this point, everywhere.


“My Country of Origin Is” by Tandy Sturgeon Wolff, in response to The Q


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“… in my heart [this piece] belongs to Waves and nowhere else.”

– Niloufar Behrooz


Do you have a piece whose heart belongs to WAVES?

Our open invitation to submit and receive is free.

Author: A Room of Her Own

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