Author: Sarah Merrifield

ON BEING OPPRESSED AND PROBLEMATIC AT THE SAME TIME

I am a queer woman. I am not always unproblematic. I am a middle socioeconomic status, white female college student who identifies as pansexual. I hold some privileges and lack others. The reason I’m writing my truth is that I want people to understand that just because you belong to an oppressed group doesn’t mean you never participate in that oppression. Black cops kill innocent black kids. Wome...

DETACHING

I wanted to be the sad poet but I couldn’t handle it anymore This drowning myself with my own grief This taking every weight upon my back like it was mine to carry Like finally crossing the finish line would amount to anything but my own demise Making art from pain is healing But only making art that hurts is a form of suicide I was destroying myself for the greater good Sacrificing my innards for...

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