The Short Edition Summer Contest Winners!

I want to thank each and every last one of you who voted on my piece – White Washed. It didn’t win but the fact it made the top ten with your help was incredible! The last I saw, it actually reached the top 5. So thank YOU again, for your love and support. It is deeply appreciated. 🙂

Take a moment to check out the winners of the contest – America: Color It In. You can see why they won!

Reblog – Submit to The Kali Project

I know there are many talented female Indian writers who follow I Write Her. Please consider submitting your work to this project!!

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I am editing another Anthology in collaboration with CrossTree Press called The Kali Project.

If you are an Indian woman Poet/Artist (or you know of one who may be interested, either in India or internationally) please consider submitting work to The Kali Project. This anthology is a collection of poetry, prosetry, and artwork from women of Indian heritage, in response to the courageous determination of Indian women to gain full equality in India.

Subjects to consider writing about include but are not limited to: Feminism, equality, political upheaval, women’s-rights, sexual violence, LGBTQ rights, gender identity, violence, marriage, concepts of Indian female identity, inequality at the workplace. Change.

The Kali Project is open for submissions until October 22, 2020.

You can submit up to THREE poems and THREE pieces of artwork.

Please submit poems with your full name as the title in Word.

If you are interested in submitting for the…

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3 Pieces Accepted By Indie Blu(e)!!

Today I received notification that my three pieces – Status Quo, Shame On Us and Emptying will be included in the anthology – As the World Burns!

I am so grateful to the team at Indie Blu(e) – Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Christine E. Ray, and Rachel Finch – for selecting this pieces for an important anthology speaking to the times we are facing now. It’s wonderful to have my voice heard but also to share the spotlight with the voices of so many other wonderful writers.

Stay tuned for more information about the release of the book!

Great News – I’M A FINALIST!!!

I’m beyond ecstatic! This is the first online voting I’ve been a part of and I made it to the finals. Woot Woot!! So exciting! 🙂

Here is where the magic happens. If you want me to win and deem this poem worthy, please click this link and cast your vote or votes if you are allotted more than one. You’ve gotten me this far, please help to take me over the finish line. Whether I win or not, as always, I’m so happy for your love and support! ❤ xoxo

Let’s do this!! 🙂

Calling all Female Indian Poets!!

I’m thrilled to share this news from my friend, Candice Louisa Daquin! She has made me aware that she has the pleasure of working with a new publishing company who will be publishing an anthology of Indian Female Poets writing in English beginning later this year. This is in response to the powerful movement toward emancipation and equality by Indian women. And how despite this, they are still having to face issues around inequality, sexual identity, LGBTQ, family violence, overcoming oppression, sexual assault survival and gender identity. This anthology will highlighting the fight for equality Indian women are experiencing, it hopes to help bring awareness to the rest of the world and celebrate the talent of Indian women writing poetry in English.

If you are an Indian female poet and are interested, please email Candice (candicedaquin@gmail.com) There are so many talented female Indian poets I follow on WP, I hope to see you participate! It would be awesome!

Thank you!

Finalists Being Selected For America: Color It In!

A reminder that my piece – White Washed – was accepted for the contest and it has received 42 votes so far! They will announce the finalists on September 4th so if you wanted to vote for me and just haven’t gotten around to it, do it soon! Please and thank you! 🙂

Reblog – Memoirs of Susi Bocks by Barbara Leonhard

I’m grateful to Barbara for her platform to discuss the important topic of generational trauma, one I feel has impacted not only mine but so many other lives. Life is hard enough, but when those we lean on during our vulnerable years for support do the exact opposite, it sets us up for so much more negativity. Thankfully, we can escape our past and live a good life. I hope being open about it can help others. Thanks again for sharing, Barbara!

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I have a new poetry podcast on the Memoirs, of Susi Bocks. You can find it here – https://meelosmom.podbean.com/e/memoirs-of-susi-bocks/

This episode features the memoirs of Susi Bocks, who courageously shares her painful upbringing by a dysfunctional and abusive mother. Grief and anger hide in wait for illumination when Susi’s heart opens to reveal her self-worth, which was so beaten down over the years. Susi shows us that we can come to terms with our past and overcome parental abuse, which often results from transgenerational trauma.

Susi Bocks, writer/author/poet, has self-published two books: Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. You can find her work atIWriteHer.comor follow her onFacebook athttps://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks’ work has been published in the anthologySMITTEN: This Is What Love Looks Like: Poetry by Women for Womenand inVitaBrevis

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Summer Contest – The Short Edition!

My piece – White Washed – has been officially accepted for the contest –
America: Color it in. Please check it out and vote! For me! 😉 I hope you like it!

And maybe you’d like to participate too? Click on the link above for more information about submitting. Here’s a breakdown of the timeline below. You’ve only got a few more days to enter!

Published at Pure Haiku – 2nd Piece – Dancing Goddess Theme!

The image was delightful and the selected pieces presented have been lovely. So happy to have another piece published on this theme. Please take a moment to visit the others on her website.

Thank you, Freya!