Over the past month or so, I’ve been receiving quite the collection of questions in regards to poetry, speaking and all things freelance creative life. So instead of sending out the same messages over and over- I thought we just sit together and have a conversation! It doesn’t just have to be about poetry- writing, speaking, ask away and I’ll do my best to answer!
Tomorrow at 6pm PST I will be going on IG live and answer all your questions! I’ll post a question poll up until tomorrow and you can also post your questions below 👇🏽 see you tomorrow! 🎉
S A D N E S S || Last year I had the honor of working with talented artist @etrentart_
on a project called “FEEL.” Feel is the exploration of an emotion wheel through hand drawn art and poetry. We imagine this project to bridge the connection of emotion and art, psychology and emotional expression. We imagine these books in the waiting rooms of counselor offices, high school libraries and anywhere else where the exploration and articulation of emotions is necessary ( which is every where). #thefeelproject
book link is in my bio🎉 #poetsofinstagram #mentalhealthawareness #graphicart
I think so often we believe the lies that we’ve done too much, made too many mistakes to be redeemed or that our stories are just too weighted or filled with too much disappointment to be used for something bigger. So often the narrative that there’s no coming back from brokenness, keeps us from experiencing the grace of being put back together and still being made beautiful. Your story is just as redeemable as anyone’s story and it is just beginning my loves- so trust that the broken pieces will be used for the greater picture of something else✨ #poetsofig #writersofig #womenintheword
“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - Mary Oliver 📸: @damericano #fossilpartners #darlingweekend #poetsofig #poetsociety
Hey y’all! Here’s my next few weeks of upcoming events 🎉✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
All ticket info/ details can be found on my calendar via the link in my bio!
If you have any questions about the events just comment below or shoot me a message ✨ let the new year festivities begin!
“I wish I could tell you that the whole, “it's worth the wait” or “it’ll happen when you least expect” and all the other really annoying, cringe worthy things we are told were all wrong. I wish I could stand somewhere in the park yelling like a crazy person, “they were all WRONG!!! THIS is how to REALLY find someone to love you ….” but alas I can’t. As much as it pains me to say, it IS worth the wait and I can’t tell you how long your wait will be and I can’t tell you what your wait should entail but I will tell you that at the end of this season of waiting and even amongst it, your love story is being written and it will be beautiful.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Okay y’all, the words have been written! “How We Met” (from my perspective) is up on the blog ** link in my bio** stay tuned for part two (from his perspective)✨🎉
WHAT THE HECK- THATS MY FACE😱 Not even gonna lie and say I didn’t dream that this could happen one day. Just when you start feeling a little bit crazy and slightly doubtful, God finds a way to whisper- “keep dreaming. In fact, dream a little bigger.” Shout out to the most talented @karenmarieco
for photographing but also being the best💛 📸: @jcorf
I haven’t been able to do #dancepartyfriyay
lately because Instagram changed the copyright rules for music on IG live ( any ideas? ) But I had this thought in my head today about instead of resolutions, creating rhythms with this new year. Rhythms like starting my day writing morning pages, being more intentional with mediating on scripture and listening to the still voice of God before I open social media or think of my to-do lists. I want these to be rhythms because the plan is that they stay with me even after this year. I want rhythms that grow and challenge me. Rhythms that help me create a different song than what I sang last year. || What rhythms do you want to create in your life this year? || #poetsofinstagram #spilledink
I’ve always loved words but I didn’t consider it my art form until college. My first love was actually acting. In seventh grade, my history teacher let us put on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummers nights Dream” for our final project. It became my favorite thing to come home, highlight my lines and walk around annoying my whole family with the same phrases over and over again.
Before I fell into a rhythm with my own words, I appreciated the art of those who came before me. Before I stepped on stage to share my own story, I stepped on stage in other people’s shoes and shared their stories.
After that- I auditioned for an arts high school and year after year found myself so at home on those stages, in those stories that weren’t necessarily mine but became part of me every opening night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sometimes I still dabble in the stories of others while still being true to my own. This is one of those stories. Maya has been an soul connection and inspiration for so much of my work and I loved being able to work on this project to honor her with PHENOMENAL women and creative team ✨ •
#phenomenalwoman #shotoniphone #poetsofig #phenomenalwomen #mayaangelou
To be magic, means that you understand there is something beautiful about the fullness of who you are. Not needing to fit within any boxes of normalcy or social acceptance.
It means the wonder of who you are is not meant to be fully grasped or understood and yet still should be appreciated. There is magic meaning wonder in your bones, there is magic meaning purpose in your very existence. #withlovearielle #darlingyouaremagic
The art of becoming yourself is a tender process. It takes some growing pains, some tending and some uprooting. It takes knowing when to water and when there is enough source already inside of you.
It also takes surrounding yourself with other gardens who cheer you on, who remind you when you need more sun, who water your roots when you don’t have the energy to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Tag your surrounding gardens just to send a little note of thank you 💛🌻🌷🌹 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#thatsdarling #poetsofig #spilledink #selflove #spilledthoughts #poetrycommunity
For a really long time I believed the lies that I was too much to be cared for or loved well. Too determined. Too opinionated. That I felt too much, that I talked too much. That the whole of me was too much to be embraced fully. But then...someone comes along and says all those things in you - I’ve waited for. The whole of you I embrace and accept. And then you learn a whole lot about how to silence the lies and sing a new song.
Thanks for helping me sing a new song @jcorf
I like you very much✨ || music 🎵🎶 the magical and brilliant @sleepingatlast