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ashley hefnawy
come for the love, stay for the real talk
Created 20 Sep 2020
  • community check in #2
    25 Apr 2021 2 4
  • having a body that responds to violence
    18 Apr 2021 • 4 min read
    vi·o·lence | \ ˈvī-lən(t)s , ˈvī-ə- \ Definition of violence 1a: the use of physical force so as to injure, abuse, damage, or destroy b: an instance of violent treatment or procedure 2: injury by or a...
  • community check in #1
    18 Apr 2021 8 19
  • What was your covid before covid?
    22 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    A little playlist of soothing sounds that I listen to sometimes for relaxation, sometimes while doing Dhikr (the non-lyrical songs are fun to experiment with). Before If covid is the earth’s way of be...
  • how to apply for a residency
    01 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    First, some new for your ears —> This week’s newsletter is an exploration of my writing through an application form that I have to submit for a residency. I was having trouble filling out the ...
  • having a body in the new year (pt. 3)
    07 Feb 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    ^^ with good headphones/speakers if possible, trust me intro. hi :) it’s me ashley. been a while since I’ve addressed you all directly. when I started writing this series about having a body in the ne...
  • having a body in the new year (pt. 2)
    18 Jan 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    the physical body. sack of fluid, meat, bones, tissue, organs. this body that, on some days, wishes to be a feminine fountain of youth, play, curiosity. shapeshifting. color changing eyes, skin. this ...
  • having a body in the new year (pt. 1)
    01 Jan 2021 • 3 min read • 4 2
    words about bodily existence. tiny atoms of brilliance. luminous light sources. cavernous caves. isolated incidents. decadent smells. debilitating diseases. insomnia. thinking too much. insignificant....
  • tiny deaths
    12 Dec 2020 • 3 min read • 4 2
    Blake Kathryn every day I die a little. to prepare, I make sure to wear a different outfit. something that says, “I’m comfy AND cute” because this is how I’d like to be remembered. I sometimes like to...
  • in her shoes
    02 Dec 2020 • 7 min read • 2 0
    I’ve heard the music of Ramesh before, but I never really connected with it until today. I discovered this song on another DJ’s instagram story, which led me to learn that Ramesh died yesterday. I dec...
  • the head, the heart, the hips
    19 Nov 2020 • 5 min read • 3 0
    the head. I’m somewhere in my dreams today, floating through space and wondering why people from my past keep showing up. people from childhood who I haven’t thought about in years, throwing a new yea...
  • on guidance and cloudiness
    09 Nov 2020 • 4 min read • 2 0
    We were running out of breath, as we ran out to meet ourselves. We were surfacing the edge of our ancestors’ fights, and ready to strike. It was difficult to lose days in the Indian bar if you were st...
  • when the sun meets the moon
    14 Oct 2020 • 4 min read • 2 0
    the moon elusive. shapeshifting. evolving. these are some of my key qualities, I hold on to them for dear, transient life. from earth, I am brought to life by the absence of my counterpart, a shining ...
  • sample transmissions
    01 Oct 2020 • 2 min read • 5 0
    a sample intro: Here’s the mood for today’s email. I have been listening to this song every single day for the last 2 weeks since a friend sent me a playlist that was made for them. I was led down an ...
  • on making playlists as an act of love
    22 Sep 2020 • 4 min read • 3 0
    A small soundtrack for you, as you read this. Feel free to bookmark this email for later if you are unable to listen to the track while you read. I would love for you to experience these words with th...
  • Welcome to big habibi energy
    20 Sep 2020 • 3 min read • 12 0
    Salaam my fellow sweet souls, This is your local habibi, ashley, coming to you live and direct from my couch amidst period cramps and big gulps of water. Let’s take a big sip of water together, shall ...
  • come for the love, stay for the real talk
    20 Sep 2020 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Welcome to big habibi energy by me, ashley hefnawy. creative writer, dj, interdisciplinary artist Sign up now so you don’t miss the first issue. Subscribe now In the meantime, tell your friends!