Jennifer was told she’d be in a wheelchair within a year and then continue to deteriorate. This is how she healed herself, physically and emotionally.
New and Popular Poems and Stories
When Walter overhead an elderly woman struggling to buy a coat in the thrift store, he couldn’t just walk away. This was his random act of kindness.
Chelsea was stewing in anger and depression, thinking no one was on her side. This is how asking for help changed her life.
Janaya Martin’s intimate and candid poem about coping with the death of her father while trying to cultivate forgiveness.
After years of shaming, abusing, and hating her body, Julia realized the importance of not only accepting, but honouring it. This is her body love story.
At 8 years old, Dr. Debra Reble’s mother abandoned her. She spend the next 20 years repressing her emotions, overachieving, and trying to be perfect. This is her story of not only forgiving her mother, but learning to embrace herself.
“Almost a year has passed. A year. And I feel a longing. A longing to go back. To return to the woman with…”
Growing up, Belinda thought being “strong” meant protecting her family from her emotions. Many years later, she realized who she really needed to protect.
Sabrina’s powerful poem about healing, forgiveness, and the profound strength of letting go.
Lynn’s sexuality was repressed for almost a lifetime. Just shy of 70 years old, she began to discover herself. This is her story of sexual awakening.
Looking back at a past of mental distress and addiction, Elsa celebrates two and a half years of healing and discovering her true self.
Featured on National Public Radio, this is Michael’s powerful, evocative poem about the day of his father’s funeral.
Sarah’s family and friends urged her to try antidepressants. To make them happy, she did. Here’s what she learned about taking care of herself.
Claire’s powerful, evocative poem about discovering her boundaries, tearing free of dependence on others, and finding a deeper sense of self-acceptance.