Toil: A Poem by Caitlin McGregor

*trigger warning: sexual and physical abuse; violence against women, violence against children*   Toil   like stones being swallowed into a little girl’s stomach, a baby drops from its mother’s birth canal face first into a pit of barbed wire   I was raped on…

Poetry & Illustration Collaboration

Dearest friends and co-conspirators,   It is with much joy that we resurface to share with you our first collaborative designs.   Inspired by the elegant words of Taija Marie, resident IBYFM artist Ry Wilkin worked his illustrative magic to come up with the vivid designs,…

All I Stole Was Your Skin

  — by Taija   I found myself head-deep in the frays of the moons shoulder Where people travel on donkeys and carry an eagle on their arm Where they battle their windowsills for a fucking good nights sleep Where your eyes, once perpetually blemished…

Worldly Conversations

We just came across this moving collaboration between RISE (Refugee Survivors and Ex-Detainees) member Sarah Mussa and visual artist Shawn Lu, called “Worldly Conversations”.   Shawn Lu’s artwork is featured on one of our tee/hoodie designs, available for purchase on this site (with all proceeds…

Wings of Promised Chain: a poem by Naz

  He slept with bombs exploding in his head Singing quietly what his mother had said Of a sunny world that would take his hand Alas he didn’t know it was No Man’s Land   He voyaged far on tears of many souls Scratched by…