World Poetry Day

Women’s Month is roaring on and there has been so much goodness in here. I just thought it would be great to bring everything to the same place. Plus, today is World Poetry Day. As a writer and poet myself, there could be no better way to celebrate.

We are celebrating women through poetry this month and here’s why.

We have featured well known poets such as Warsan Shire, Maya Angelou, Pierre Jeanty as well as members of our team such as myself, Mbi Vanessa and Ubangoh Loretha.

So pick one and get to reading. Enjoy!

Love Letter to My Body April 6,2018 - A poem on a girl's struggles with self-love.
A Woman is Not a Potted Plant March 1,2019 - As promised in a previous post, we shall be celebrating this year’s Women’s Day with a series of ‘womano-centric poems’. This poem is the first in our ‘Celebrating Women Through Poetry’ buffet. Enjoy! A woman is not a potted planther roots bound to the confines of her housea woman is nota potted planther leaves trimmedto the contours of … Continue reading A Woman is Not a Potted Plant
Phenomenal Woman March 3,2019 - The ‘Celebrating Women Through Poetry’ countdown continues! Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou is one of my absolute favorites. It is filled with so much character and verve, just like the lady herself. Enjoy! Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start … Continue reading Phenomenal Woman
I am an Emotional Creature March 4,2019 - Happy New Week! International Women's Day is just a few days away. Can anyone remember this year's theme? I hope you said: #BalanceforBetter I am an Emotional Creature is a perfect celebration of the uniqueness and diversity that women bring to the table: her intuitiveness, her emotion and her passion.
Her March 5,2019 - Wheww! The countdown has been heated so far and I hope you are thirsty for more of 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' right here. So far our poetry has been by women, for women so how about we let a man adore us as only men can do? Pierre Jeanty is the man for the Job. His collection of short verses titled 'Her' is a celebration of woman in all her complexity.
Milk and Honey March 6,2019 - Poetry, poetry and more poetry! Today in our 'Celebrating Women Through Poetry' Series, we are taking on a unique poet with quite a distinct style. Rupi Kuar's 'Milk and Honey' is a collection of poetry with unconventional lines and startling impact.
Ugly by Warsan Shire March 7,2019 - Just one more day to go! It’s been a wild ride so far and I hope you enjoyed every bit of it.I saved some of the best for last of course. ‘Celebrating Women Through Poetry’ would be incomplete without Warsan Shire. The poem ‘Ugly‘ from her collection ‘Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth’ is … Continue reading Ugly by Warsan Shire
HERO: For every Superwoman March 8,2019 - Dedicated to all Superwomen - Mothers raising phenomenal women
World Poetry Day March 21,2019 - Women's Month is roaring on and there has been so much goodness in here. I just thought it would be great to bring everything to the same place. Plus, today is World Poetry Day. As a writer and poet myself, there could be no better way to celebrate.
As I began To Love Myself April 22,2019 - I came across this inspiring article through a link on another blog that was shared by a friend. It so moved me that I decided to get creative and made a series of social posters to share with my friends and spread the love. And I decided to share with you too. ‘As I Began … Continue reading As I began To Love Myself

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