Breaking Stigmas with Poetry

While not all of us want to admit it to the world, we as humans struggle with things every day. This can include mental health, trauma, relationships, self-love, and so much more. Part of why we refrain from sharing these struggles is because we fear judgment. Stigmas are imposed upon serious topics that we faceContinue reading “Breaking Stigmas with Poetry”

The Truth in Poetry: My Story

To describe myself in a nutshell, I am your classic Type-A overthinker. I like things to be just-so, bordering on the line of perfectionism (okay, oftentimes crossing very far over that line). My biggest fear is the unknown – starting as large-scale as the future and as morbid as what happens when we die. Yes,Continue reading “The Truth in Poetry: My Story”

Escaping Reality: Thoughts on Poetry & Mental Health

I first started writing poetry to express my emotions about a relationship, my tongue tying in knots every time those words were to be said out loud. This was a trend for many years (and still is!), but once I hit college, I began to branch out more, especially after the release of my firstContinue reading “Escaping Reality: Thoughts on Poetry & Mental Health”

Healing Powers of Poetry

When I was younger, teachers and parents used to emphasize the power of words. “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” was a common saying. “Words can hurt” was another simpler version. As kids, we were taught that words were powerful, yes, but in a negative way. The potentialContinue reading “Healing Powers of Poetry”