19. Surviving FGM, Navigating Trauma and Community Surveillance, and “Cut Woman” with Poet Dena Igusti

By The Homecoming Podcast

This week, poet and playwright Dena Igusti comes onto Homecoming to share what is what like growing up in Queens, New York as a queer, non-binary Indonesian Muslim and their experience with female genital mutilation (FGM) and the trauma it resulted in. Dena also just released their new poetry book, “Cut Woman” (see link below to buy it!), so she also talks about what inspired different poems from the anthology, the creative process of creating “Cut Woman,” and their statement about Indonesia at the very end of the book. --- Follow Homecoming on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/homecomingpod/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/homecomingpod) to get to know our guests better, receive quick access to updates, and see behind-the-scenes content! You can also find resources from all of our episodes so far here: https://linktr.ee/homecomingpod Buy Dena’s new book, “Cut Woman”: https://www.gameoverbooks.com/product-page/cut-woman To learn more about Dena and their work or to book them for readings/events, visit: https://denaigusti.com VOTE! Find your state’s voter registration deadlines for various upcoming elections here: https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/PrimaryElections.htm Ways that you can support the Black Lives Matter movement & resources/articles on Black and Asian solidarity: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P6mr1TFS-27MUAlYMg94XUMXxS0TnCWFTw85R0BX7v8/edit?usp=sharing --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/homecomingpod/support

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