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Shifani Reffai

Shifani Reffai is a Colombo-based writer who dabbles with art, photography and film. She has an active interest in gender, fashion and media studies, which she tries to translate into her work. She is currently doing her Masters degree in Literature at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.

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In the April of last year I met someone and unexpectedly fell in love. At 25 years old, and having grown up seeing dysfunctional marriages all around me, I had never prioritized marriage as a goal. Instead I parked my…

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womanness: a poem film

There are times When I’m browsing through the market And I am struck By my Womanness It sneaks around the corner Maybe I’ll see it In the eyes of a stranger lingering too long In the gruff holler of a…

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