Nadia Benchakroun, author
A collection of raw, visceral, and emotionally charged poems depicting the author's arduous journey growing up in a highly patriarchal society where boys are idealized, and girls are marginalized. The poems unravel complex emotions of shame, betrayal, loneliness, confusion, defeat, love and the occasional triumphs. The catalyst for Nadia’s feminist views was when she lost her only childhood friend to an arranged marriage at age eleven. Things had to be different for herself, but that hasn’t been easy.