Cover Photo: Original Artwork by Haili Blassingame, Acrylic on Canvas
Original Artwork by Haili Blassingame, Acrylic on Canvas

A Sexual Education: My Feminist Truth About Painful Sex and Womanhood

Their penis becomes a speculum, and I think of all the things it will unbury that I would rather not have unburied. It becomes the knife I will turn on myself again and again.

Haili Blassingame is an emerging writer interested in the intersection of feminism and blackness in works of fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. She currently lives in her hometown of Washington, DC, and is a Spelman College alumna.

You can follow her on Instagram @HannahBordeaux to view her writing and her artwork.