I began to write poems fifteen years ago as a way to process pain.
I didn’t write when I was happy, only when I was wondering if I would ever really belong in the world.
I love women. I love big women, small women, women who
refuse me (it is just temporary) and women who embrace me.
I love the ones who are dressed up, dressed down and I love the
ones that have found their perfect style and wear it with
conscious grace, whether they are at the grocery or at The Met.
I love their fears, their accomplishments, their wit and their
I love how women celebrate.
Women have carried me, taught me, nursed me and pulled me
through the world when I wanted out. They have held my hand
when I was afraid of touch and taught me that I would die with out
I look in their eyes, that is where I learn the most.
Women can tell a story by saying hello in passing.
I want their layers, their pain, their candor and their unknown.
In my women’s group…
I want to show up. I want to belly laugh. I want tears. I want to show up lonely and leave overflowing with connection. I want to know that my insides are safe to spill.
I want you to help me go into the world more courageously, I want to hold your hand while you do the same. I want to discuss juicy topics that matter. I want to be both teacher and student. I want to watch you soar, I want to go deeper as a tribe. I want to belong
As women, we gather. We Red Tent. We commiserate, connect and drink our holy wine
as a bona fide tribe.
We crave a sacred circle, a safe place to emerge and retract with no agenda in
We can fit in anywhere, but to belong is our soul's request.
I LOVE WOMEN
i am uniquely qualified to love
because i have been betrayed
i am uniquely qualified to write
because i was told i had no voice
walk just beyond the rules
the limits you have been handed
see who you become
and what you are uniquely qualified to do
Uniquely Qualified 2
be where your hands are
let the world not take notice
for once you are without the noise
let the tenderness of what you know
float to the surface
you can do anything
it paralyzes me
and gives me purpose
Be Where Your Hands Are
be with me
take the gamble of my laser tongue
my fierce protection of vulnerability
cut through my words and cradle my pain
help me to carry my heart and not leave it behind
i will forget
you must remember