I Want Sky collects prose, poems, and hybrid work celebrating Egyptian activist Sarah Hegazy, and the lives of all LGBTQ+ Arabs and people of the SWANA region and its diaspora.
Published in a special partnership with Mizna, the notebook will also be available as a print issue in the fall of 2021, including pieces exclusive to that format. I Want Sky is guest-edited by Mariam Bazeed, with George Abraham serving as poetry editor.
I kiss / you & the sands roam every valley to ride this / wind. I kiss you & suddenly we are home again
The better half of her four decades of life were marked by the ebbs and flows of relapse and remission, either sick, or about to be. Remission is life with an asterisk; conditional.
You hear Mama tell you / that you must be waiting for her to die to live your life.
My whole life I heard her sing. / I never heard her speak.
I tried to be a good daughter / and tell the right story to the guests, who were / always listening from their window across the road.