What I liked about Sister Outsider is that it wasn't written for me as a straight, white woman.
Even if your coping mechanisms aren't the healthiest or most Instagram-worthy, they are helping you survive this truly extraordinary and horrible time.
I personally visit each of these sites regularly, and I've found them to be incredibly helpful.
I tend to spend far more time wanting to write than I do actually writing.
I can't help but feel like I'm doing something terribly wrong.
This post will take you through the step-by-step process I went through to get started.
Obsessively correcting other people when they make minor mistakes does not make you seem kind, or smart, or interesting.
No other poet in the last ten years (or maybe ever) has been able to create such a powerful shift in the public opinion of poetry.
Just the thought of sending your work to be published along with "real" writers you admire is just...stomachache-inducing.
Lately, I’ve been trying to rely less on feelings of motivation to get things done and more on the principle of discipline, but alas, my mind is an ornery 3-year-old, so I often have to trick it into being disciplined.