Introspect

Owl Eyed Girl

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The perfect Saturday at local coffee house โ˜•๐Ÿด with a lovely girlfriend and sundried tomato, pesto, and mozzarella crepe  (at Peekskill Coffee House)

The perfect Saturday at local coffee house โ˜•๐Ÿด with a lovely girlfriend and sundried tomato, pesto, and mozzarella crepe (at Peekskill Coffee House)

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I really believe that applying poetry, or language in general, to trauma is the ultimate act of reclaiming. Naming something gives you a sort of ownership over it (hey, colonialism did it all the time, haha), so choosing words that identify your experience makes it less of this looming unknown that has you at its mercy. It makes everything less โ€˜something that happened to meโ€™ and more โ€˜experience/story that belongs to me,โ€™ you know?
Safia Elhillo, interviewed for The Body Narrativesย  (via caitsmeissner)

(Source: bostonpoetryslam, via caitsmeissner)