When Claudia couldn’t afford to buy her kids Christmas presents, she was crestfallen. But how her kids responded to the news taught her a valuable lesson.
New and Popular Poems and Stories
Janet Ruth Heller’s vulnerable and moving poem about women who have survived hysterectomy. She calls it a secret sisterhood.
“Why lay distinction, when we belong to the same organization? Why show hostility, when we belong to the same fraternity?” ~Tabna Shahid
An abuse survivor’s short poem about the power words have to hurt us, heal us, and help us move forward.
“She is my Mother. She birthed me and gave me life. And I will birth her into the next one.”
“Empty vessel, you’re in desperate need of filling, it says. Search. Yearn. Feel hollow. It’s deeper than you could ever reach. The demon just for me.”
“Some say we’re wired for selfishness. But what I did that night felt good—better than any self-indulgence. …Maybe we’re wired for kindness too.”
A poem about one woman’s journey of healing her body and confidence after breaking her foot in a car accident.
“Journaling allows me to see myself in the process of becoming me. I remember who I was, recognize who I am, and realize who I can become.”
“As I write this, I am crying again. I can almost feel his sweet breath against my cheek and feel his heart beating against my chest.”