Here’s why Rupi Kaur gets ALL my X’s and O’s

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Honestly, I think this blog post is LONG overdue. 

Being a first-generation, Indian-American, twenty-something-year-old woman [and poet/author] myself, it’s probably at least a little odd that my affinity for Rupi Kaur’s poetry is little known by my friends, family, and followers.

rupi kaurLike me, Rupi Kaur is a first-generation, Indian-Canadian (not Indian-American, but still very similar), twenty-something-year-old woman [and poet].

This isn’t exactly a “concoction” a girl like myself, who didn’t know any other writers [or even about the #WritingCommunity] until just a few months ago], saw every day…. Or, any day, really [outside of myself].

In fact, I still don’t.

We’re minorities in more ways than one and, in that, I absolutely knew I had to check out Rupi’s poetry when she dropped her first book, Milk and honey.

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New Book Release: Armageddon

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Isn’t it intriguing how the word “humanity” is used to describe virtue, and yet, human beings are notorious for ultimately destroying just about everything we touch? 

Exhibit A: Mother Earth.

Exhibit B: Each other.

There’s no denying it — human beings are curious creatures.  For a species which perpetually glorifies goodness, we tend to do an awful lot of crooked things.  Still, the question remains: are human beings plagued by evil, or are we actually the plague in ourselves?  

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New Book Release: Devolution

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It was upon the poetic pages of his renowned Divine Comedy that Dante Alighieri ascended. He famously commenced his journey in Inferno, and later reached Paradiso. The speaker in Devolution, however, is on a slightly different journey. Rather than drawing nearer to Paradiso, she can only journey further away from bliss. It is by God’s design that our tragic heroine continues to slip and fall, and it is by His will that she descends. Will she find redemption before the pages run inkless, or will she be doomed to the depraved depths of Inferno forevermore? Only Time will tell.

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5 Reasons Why Abella Eyewear is Everything

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If you follow me on either Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed I’m a brand ambassador for a handful of companies.  Of course, this includes Abella Eyewear.

For context, you should know that in the past year and a half of my life (December 2017-March 2019), I’ve received dozens of offers to become a brand ambassador.  I was new to the game when these started coming in; for the first six months, I accepted as many positions with as many companies as I could.

It wasn’t long before I fell head first into the dark side of brand ambassadorship or, as some like to call it, Instagram modeling.  Not every company I worked with was legitimate, and some were even running scams!

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Book Review: Nefelibata

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I don’t usually do book reviews; this is actually the first one I’ve ever posted on this blog.

But then, I read a book so magnificent that I just knew I had to change my custom.  I mean, I usually have trouble committing to a book, but in the case of Nefelibata, I was just about ready to propose to my Kindle.

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Image taken from athenabellefairplay.com.

I gave up actual airplane sleep just to read it, you guys.

Nefelibata, written by Athena Belle-Fairplay, is one of the most beautiful magical realism books (well, books in general) I’ve ever had the great pleasure of stumbling across.

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Kellogg’s

domestic violence

Your bones dug into my neck

Like some rusted-over shovel,

My face shoved into a soggy pillow,

Thanks for the muzzle.

 

You became afraid

Whenever you heard those

“Snaps”, “crackles”, and “pops”,

Not because you loved me,

But because you feared the cops.

Paige VanZant: My Hero[ine]

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author blogPaige VanZant is the she-hero I never knew I needed in my life.

Let me start off by saying that I know I’ve only been posting [and tweeting] about my creative writing ventures lately.  Right now, however, I want to talk about the other half of my life: Mixed Martial Arts (known, for short, as MMA).

I’m still in the early[ish] stages of my training, of course.  But, that doesn’t mean MMA isn’t a huge part of my life.  In fact, when I’m not writing, eating, sleeping, showering, or driving, I’m at the gym training with my coach or on my own.

That’s why, today, instead of blogging about poetry, fiction, or my own personal angst, I want to talk about the hero[ine] I discovered fighting at the very top of the MMA universe: Paige VanZant.

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