Smashing Patriarchy With Silence

Using it to hold space for myself and strengthen my voice

Photo by Mariam Soliman on Unsplash

“I’ve not spoken to Mariyam in over six months,” was my cousin’s reply to my mother over a general call. Before I could say why this was, my sister said to our mother, the cousin usually discusses her child, and my mother replied, “Well, she is raising a child, so that is what she will talk about. Girls are doing