A tribute to a whirlwind of a woman whose gift has changed lives forever
This is a poem I wrote during a very difficult breakup. For years I haven’t shared it out of respect for the other person involved. I’m sharing it today because a healthy amount of time has finally passed.
I found a note in my phone from January 14, 2016. I don't quite remember what situation I was writing about but I still resonate with the words of my 19 year-old self. I hope these words speak to you the way they spoke to me today.
I was listening to some of the latest songs when time stopped. I was no longer as strong and fearless...I was transported back to a time when I didn’t believe I was enough. This post is for every brown girl who has ever been haunted by demeaning lyrics.
If I Could Fly: Steps to Self-Realization
Last Sunday I went to a poetry show featuring four amazing poets.The experience was completely amazing and I am forever grateful for it. This Free-Thinking Friday I am sharing my experience as well as an open letter to all the poets who came before me.
A poem by Courtney Peppernell inspired me to rewrite a poem I wrote about love in 2014. It's beautiful to witness my own personal growth and redefining of the word "love". Spoiler Alert: If you are withering, my dear, it is not love.