G. Ipeksu Durmaz

Writer & Media Creative

United States

Since childhood, I have been searching for answers about life, observing and wondering about people. I got my first journal when I was ten years old, and since then, I have been reflecting, creating, and working with words. After being published by small presses and blogs in Turkey, I moved to the United States in 2016 to study Teaching English as a Second Language, and my journey in writing in my second language started then.

Murder Murder News
3 Things to Know about Femicide in the United States - Murder Murder News

The term femicide was first used in John Corry's 1801 book, "A Satirical View of London at the Commencement of the Nineteenth Century," as "the killing of a woman." Later, it was described again by South African activist Diana H. Russell as "the killing of females by males because they are females."

How relationships can be the best place for transformation

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. - Carl G. Jung "I don't want us to be each other's unresolved trauma." I told to my boyfriend, after one of our biggest fights.

New Moon in Pisces: a pat on the shoulder

What we can explore with human senses and intellect is limited. Pisces is where we accept the mystery, the existence of power more significant than ourselves, raising hands and surrendering to this power. Pisces is where boundaries disappear, but compassion grows. Pisces is where we notice the collective images, how we dream about the same stories across the world from each other. Pisces are the myths engraved at the same time in different geographies. Pisces is the womb; it is the collective...

The Lowest Vibration in the Spectrum: Shame

It's 7 in the morning. You are on your way to work, waiting for the bus. There's something awkward that you can't describe about the bus station this morning, but you don't care. A few minutes, lives or seconds later you suddenly realize that... You are stark naked.

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio

Siddhartha was raised a prince and lived in luxury, surrounded by sensual pleasures (Middle Way Society, n.d.). After sneaking out of the palace one night he witnessed an individual suffering and dying. Determined to find answers on how to alleviate suffering he left his life of luxury and lived as an ascetic in the forest. He spent days fasting and practiced mortification of the body. One day he collapsed and a woman came upon him and fed him a meal. This returned the life to his body and...

A love letter to my hair

I had a dream last night. I was 17 in my 25 year old body. I got off the school bus, listening to radiohead. You float like a feather, in a beautiful world. Still best ever written lyrics. I walked through the school door with a few friends who looked 17.

The light of a new dawn
Full Moon in Leo

Creativity starts before the canvas, the paint, the paper and pen, the camera, or any other tool. Creativity starts in childhood and simply pauses whenever we don’t want to take the risk of vulnerability.

A train-ride old adulthood

"Your son is so cute!" said the stranger on the train. J was thrilled that despite his long hair and the mask he has to wear, a stranger knew he was a boy. I am at an age that it is normal to have a...