I was a Black Power Handmaid

After a recent staged reading of excerpts from The Handmaid's Tale at a local arts event, we robed maids - young and seasoned alike - stood together for pictures. The success of this event was, at once, sobering and empowering. As we stood paired by height it became obvious to me that half of us were visible minorities.

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I Am A Handmaid

I first read A Handmaid’s Tale when I was 16. It had been written a year before. Dark, disturbing and brilliant, but I couldn’t relate to Offred. I was full of hormones, MTV, and tips from Cosmopolitan.

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Emily Morgan