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Kavithé Collective

The Tax on Being a Woman

After commenting to my friend last night that I had finally stopped being contacted by a stalker, I woke up this day – while I was praying, of all instances – by a call from yet another unknown number. I’m... Continue Reading →

Attitude of Blame

I suffer in silence, swallow my pain Feeling choked, against my will, I don’t feel well and I just cry, How much longer - this poisoned love.   Slaps, sex and ordered to obey, I spend the night out in... Continue Reading →

I got my life back

I am a Domestic Violence Survivor for over a span of 15+ years. I actually just managed to get out. People, my parents and actually the whole world told me he is not for you. They all saw through him.... Continue Reading →

Every Day

It's women's day today, they say. But I am who I am... every day. Did they tell me how to be a girl? Did they tell me to dip and twirl? to knit and purl? of diamonds and pearls? Did... Continue Reading →

On Mother’s Day 2016

Here’s to those who choose to and do not choose to become mothers to those who are trying to or trying not to to those who can and those who can’t or who still wonder whether to to those who... Continue Reading →

“…..they are most probably dead…”

Expectantly she comes to meet them, her plastic bag of documents clasped tightly under her arm. Her face weary, and tear-stained, but, ready to tell her story one more time. White journalists, local activists, big people from big international human... Continue Reading →

ඉල්ලීම්පත්‍ර කැඳවීම: ලිංගිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයට එරෙහිවන දින 16 යේ ක්‍රියාදාමය

2016 වසරේ පවත්වන ලද ලිංගිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වයට එරෙහිවන දින 16 ක්‍රියාදාමයේ අංගයක් වශයෙන් " ලිංගිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් අරගලය සහ වෙනස්කම්" යන තේමාව යටතේ කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමට Kavithe එකමුතුව විසින් මුල්පිටපත්, කැඳවනු ලැබේ. සාර්ථකව කරුණු ඉදිරිපත් කර ඇති මුල් පිටපත්,... Continue Reading →

ඔබ එන විට

ඔබ මවෙත එන විට ඇරියුමක් නැතුවම සන් කරත පැරණි කුටිවෙත, අපගේ මතක වැතිරුණ. කුඩා දරුවෙක් වෙත මෙන පිරිනමත අටුකොටු මට, අඩු වැඩිය පිරුණු ඒ දිනවල. හොරාගත් හාදු සොච්චම්. ණයටගත් ආලයේ බාල අබරණ. රහස් වැකි ලූ අසුරන. ඉතින් මම හඬමි ~මායා... Continue Reading →

Call for submissions

Kavithé Collective is calling for original submissions on the theme of gender-based struggle and discrimination as part of the 2016 campaign for 16 days of activism against gender-based violence. We will be publishing successful submissions through a popular daily newspaper in Sri Lanka and on our website. We are calling for original writing in any of the following forms: - Poems (up to 40 lines, no minimum, includes haikus and other short form poetry) - Short stories (between 750 - 2500 words) - Creative non-fiction (between 750 - 2500 words) - Flash Fiction (up to 250 words) - Informative articles or commentaries (up to 1000 words)

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