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The subject of abortion has been taboo for a long time. In the US, Roe v. Wade was signed, effectively legalizing the procedure across the nation. But since the dawn of time, people worldwide still debate whether abortion should be a right of a woman.

This is Not a Love Letter is a story of one woman. It’s a poem, a manifesto of her personal experience regarding abortion. Directed by Ariel Zucker and written by Isabel Pask, This is Not a Love Letter is an emotional, deeply intimate portrayal of female resilience. It’s Chapter 3 of Open: A Spoken Word…


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I used to be obsessed with Glee, together with my sister. I remember that we started watching it when it was already on air, but we quickly caught up, watching it in my sister’s little room. I remember distinctively that one moment when we were binging on Glee while my aunt was visiting my mom. They were drinking wine or something, having a good time, so I and my sister, of course, used this time to watch as many episodes as we possibly could.

I think I was in middle school then and knew nothing about my sexuality. But as…


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This poster by “Women’s Strike” — foundation in Poland looks like the newest poster for “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Sadly, it’s a reality.

On October 3rd, 2016, I wrote a feature on my blog that I then had. I was attending the University of Wroclaw in my country, Poland, when I joined a nationwide women’s strike against the Parliament and its attempts to ban abortion. It’s now 2020, four years later. I live in Los Angeles where I moved after graduating bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Social Communication. I moved there to follow my career as film and television critic, but most importantly — to have a good life with my wife. I wouldn’t have any rights in my own country because I’m…


This article was originally published on In Their Own League.

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Can you recollect those moments from your life that become exceedingly significant for you and your memory, although they don’t seem vital for your life path? I, for example, often think about that time when my wife and I got stuck on West Magnolia Boulevard and North Niagara Street. Her car broke down; hence we had to wait for a tow truck. It took a couple of hours to organize this. …

Zofia Wijaszka

She resides in Los Angeles and is a film/television critic. Bylines: First Showing, Awards Watch, Nerdist, The Mary Sue, In Their Own League, Film Inquiry, etc.

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