it’s the quiet ones who do the most
you know that moss
is responsible for the air you breathe?
every gasp you take is green.
did you know what’s stuck in your mother’s throat?
of aching bones
and she never said anything -
now it’s written on your screen
the world’s softest wonders never spoke;
now all their hurt is here to read.
Holly is an illustrator/wannabe writer, previously having been published in F*EMS zine and currently doing an Honours year in Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne. She’s researching the #MeToo movement, which has hit her hard on a personal level, as she is still deep in a stage of mourning - for herself, her femme friends, and for the billions of women throughout history whose lives have been disrupted by sexual trauma. Holly feels incredibly grateful to be alive at a time when so many women are starting to voice their experiences.