This piece addresses the duality of memory—how it can be beautiful but also hold us back from embracing the future.
The new year offers us the opportunity to begin again, where we are, as we are. Our 2024 January collection "Radical Gratitude" was curated with this belief in mind. In each intimate piece, our writers give thanks for the highs and lows of the past and resolve to be thankful for what they have.
My first rejection was serendipitous. While a relationship seemed appropriate at the time, the universe didn’t agree. I devoted my time to writing and painting many works. I thank that event for giving me the precious time to make history.
Oftentimes, it’s easy to lose ourselves in the bustle of society. Easy to fall into the online world and never resurface. In this collection of poems, the beauty of nature is explored in a personal way, with the hope that you will find a new reason to stop and appreciate the world around us. These poems reflect on what can be seen, and describe the complexity of nature that I hope you find to ring true. These poems are dedicated to the sky, the flowers, the trees, and the ocean, who need our protection now more than ever.
Women in history are known to be overlooked and made small. The women in my family have been forgotten and overlooked, and even I didn’t realize how much these women have motivated and affected me and my writing. This is my thank you letter to those women, and this is my message for them. It’s inspirational and it comes from my heart.
There’s no me without all of you.
You are the outer Grace; I am the inner.
It’s gotta be that a little bit of my actions and a little bit of fate’s help just worked in my favor. And that’s what terrifies me.