I have tried my hardest to be transparent with my writing and share from my heart. However, there is something about these poetry exercises that seem to mine deeper and give me the feeling of standing naked on a stage in front of a large audience. There is nowhere to hide. And what I share somehow feels personal in a deeper way.
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The author gives us permission by first confirming what we all know, it's hard to be alive. And she shares why she chooses do do this herself, "Writing about my pain enables me to claim it as my own, and this ownership is empowering."
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Breaking the Mirror