As Us

A Space for Women of the World

Letter from the Editors

With each issue we publish the As/Us community grows stronger. Our writers contribute to more than just the literary scene, but also promote change, solidarity, and empowerment in their own … Continue reading

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Ann-erika White Bird – poetry

Hidden Among Us Poverty’s fist drums a hunger song inside my stomach because the step between hungry and full is only a hiccup away. Right now the stars in the … Continue reading

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Elissa Washuta – Creative Nonfiction

Bred to Binge The new thing in diet advice is that we’re only supposed to eat the things our great-grandmothers would have recognized as food. I imagine that this endeavor … Continue reading

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Rachelle Cruz – Poetry

How to Prepare Your Husband for Dinner San Francisco, California To braise a heart requires a kind of calm about cruelty. She wrings out her tears from a white kerchief, … Continue reading

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Lauren Espinoza – Poetry

How to manage a hangover in the Rio Grande Valley (a beginner’s guide): Sunglasses: put them on. Mrs. G’s – their number is (956) 668-TACO (8226). Order breakfast tacos, pick up, … Continue reading

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Min Kang — Poetry

domusphere I spend much of my adult life by pouring larger, economy-sized containers into smaller, more manageable containers. A gallon-sized jug of white vinegar into a handle for the countertop. … Continue reading

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Jasmin Garcia — Digital Photographic Manipulation

Color me White Artist’s Statement: The term “colorism” refers to a prejudice based on ones skin color and their socio-economic standing. In all countries invaded by Europeans, lighter skin is … Continue reading

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Danielle Shontae Smith — Poetry

Song for my Beloved I: Loving Do not stare at me because I am dark, for the sun has gazed on me. ——————Song of Songs 1:6 Danielle Shontae Smith holds … Continue reading

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Caridad Moro — Poetry

WHEN YOU GO HOME WITH THE FAT CHICK don’t assume she’ll roll over for something easy like a Moolatta from the D.Q. such an obvious Coolatta rip-off Dunkin’ Donuts really … Continue reading

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Supriya Misra – Poetry

Hesitation I’m not sure whether it’s day or night outside my window, whether there are any other people.                      Words             dance on the page: leap across each other, pause                      for a … Continue reading

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Vickie Vértiz – Poetry

Honeymoon  Vickie Vértiz was born and raised in Bell Gardens, a suburb of East LA. Her writing explores the intersections of feminism, identity, and Latino sub-cultures through everyday beauty. She … Continue reading

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Nandini Dhar – Poetry

Watching (The Maid Servant’s Daughter Stares) (after A. Van Jordan) Look at her. As I do. While running the old rag along a sooty sill, licking this line of dust. … Continue reading

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Molly McGlennen – Poetry

Snake River V Our bodies store river stories – ————how one gets away ————takes the hook with him ————————or how we use drop-lines ————————to catch fat sunnies ————————just above alluvial … Continue reading

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Cherríe Moraga — Poetry

BALAS CHONAS Upon the occasion of the Coming of Age Ceremony for the future chief of the Winnemem Wintu. In recognition of their battle to protect the river and river … Continue reading

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Tanaya Winder – Poetry

The Milky Way Escapes My Mouth  Tanaya Winder is a writer, artist, and educator from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. A winner of the 2010 … Continue reading

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Adela Najarro – Poetry

Icarus Falls Through (with a nod to Auden and Williams)  So much goes unnoticed as we reach for the sun. His name was James. He worked at an oil refinery. … Continue reading

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ire’ne lara silva – Poetry

diabetic love song understand there are things i will never do with you i will never go to the beach with you in the summer i will never share a … Continue reading

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Caroline Mar – Poetry

Blazer Rana Plaza Factory collapse, April 24, 2013   It was the place that made me. It was the place where I came stitched and sewn, seam to perfect seam. … Continue reading

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Alexandra Delcourt – Poetry

Alexandria Delcourt is is a Filipino and Abenaki poet and fiction writer from Madison, WI. She is currently an MFA student in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing and … Continue reading

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Jamie Figueroa — Fiction

JUGGLING KNIVES When your fiancé comes home with a new set of kitchen knives, an early wedding gift from your soon to be mother-n-law, he tells you to be careful … Continue reading

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Ramona Beltrán – Poetry

Indian Card (Poetic auto-ethnography) – for marisa – They never asked to see my Indian card. “She’s Yoeme from California”, said the abuela I’d never met before as I was … Continue reading

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Andrea Serrano — Poetry

Wailing Woman, Coyote Howl I drag my feet along sandy banks of acequias. Goatheads gather on the hem of my skirt. Dirt cakes between my toes, and creates clouds of … Continue reading

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Natanya Pulley – Fiction

In This Dream of Waking, A Weaver None of Klea’s limbs or bones answered her. She lay like a stone being demanding her spine to obey. The ceiling, a new … Continue reading

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Casandra Lopez – Poetry

Words I Wanted To Build A Home In Outside my window midnight birds mock me. My laptop hums the absence of someone who once loved me or is it, once, … Continue reading

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Isabel S. Quintero – Poetry

Stories Our Mother Told Us Exhibit A: Cucuy in the night see how he sings the wind our way underneath the door? his hot breath presses on the wood, doorknob … Continue reading

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Neebinnaukzhik Southall — Body Painting/Photography

The Serpent III Artist’s Statement: This image is one in a series of photos I took of my friend Emily, made while attending a photography class in alternative processes. With … Continue reading

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Courtney Hill – Creative Nonfiction

Because It Feels Safe: One Woman’s Reflections on the Promise of Queerness It is not too often that you hear somebody say that they embrace their Queerness because it feels safe. … Continue reading

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Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela — Poetry and Fiction

What Reader Wants It Easy? 1. It was a Wednesday in Miami, and for the first time in months I trusted myself. Approved, I made it past the doorman in … Continue reading

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Shauna Osborn – Poetry

Marked you remember hatching from a purple oval shell [everyday a re-enactment of the creation story] the feel of someone rubbing the blades of your shoulders that unfold ochre & … Continue reading

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Idrissa Simmonds — Poetry

Dinnertime in Suburbia We punch in to the supper table like line workers. elbows off the table edges, remembering to keep our mouths shut while chewing some beast. Fermez la … Continue reading

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Jessica Helen Lopez – Poetry

A Night Like This I went out into the night, the door scraping gently behind the small sound of the children playing late-night fortress, or super heroes from outer space. … Continue reading

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Jo Reyes-Boitel – Poetry

blue house my torso an antique bird cage holding all of myself in I walk the hundreds of kilometers between our houses drunk or not, mad or not, with an … Continue reading

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Carrie Ojanen – Poetry

Fifth Saint, Sixth & Seventh Gabriel, sing great-grandpa’s song, head thrown back, black hair gleaming gray at your temples. So handsome, you, great-uncle—my Uvah—I imagine my Aupa looked like you … Continue reading

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Nanibah Chacon – Featured Artist

Forthcoming…

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As/Us Interviews Nanibah Chacon

Forthcoming!!

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Acknowledgments

We’d like to thank the following people for their support and generosity: Amanda Sutton, John Crawford, Marlon Footracer, Ashley Sarracino, Venaya Yazzie, Celeste Adame, Suzanne Richardson, Toni Jensen, Patricia Killelea, … Continue reading

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Issue 3February 14th, 2014
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