Janaya Martin’s intimate and candid poem about coping with the death of her father while trying to cultivate forgiveness.
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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.
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Growing up, Belinda thought being “strong” meant protecting her family from her emotions. Many years later, she realized who she really needed to protect.
Looking back at a past of mental distress and addiction, Elsa celebrates two and a half years of healing and discovering her true self.
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.
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.
Featured on National Public Radio, this is Michael’s powerful, evocative poem about the day of his father’s funeral.
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A tender poem about loving, leaving, and healing after the breakup of a relationship.
Lisa’s journey of dealing with her father’s death expressed as a haiku in three parts: shock, grief, and closure.
After a long struggle with mental illness and misdiagnosis, running taught Sharon that neither her struggle nor her salvation were “all in her head.”