- A sex worker on a journey to break free.
- A young woman stuck in a love triangle and meditating on what it means to live with mental illness, in a society that vilifies it.
- A curious boy living in The United Arab Emirates during the 1980’s, shocked by what he finds when chipping away the government-mandated white-out from pages of his magazine.
- A pregnant woman followed from the scene of a car wreck by an unlikely ally investigates censure of the body by male-dominated structures.
These stories and other tales shine a light on the meaning of censorship in Aiden Shaw’s Penis, an anthology collecting new work from the voices of our future!
In twelve arresting stories spanning genres from memoir to historical fiction and magical realism, new and emerging international authors investigate the subject of censorship through an array of lenses: as subjugation, erasure, or immunity. Whether it be recovering from an attempt to end one’s life or being deprived of life’s liberties, these remarkable perspectives get to the heart of what connects us, and ask the questions: What does it mean to be silenced, to be censored? Or perhaps, more importantly, what does it mean to break free?