You Glow, Girl: Rupi Kaur

| December 29, 2016

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“i’ve had a lot of success in the past year. and some folks made me feel like it was an accident. the imposter syndrome kicks in. but that’s not true at all…i have a lot of books in me. and they’re going to come out because i said so…” – Flare Magazine

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my heart woke me crying last night
how can i help i begged
my heart said
write the book

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“People say things meant to rip you in half, but you hold the power to not turn their words into a knife and cut yourself.”

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” ‘milk and honey’ is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. Split into four chapters, each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. ‘milk and honey’ takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.” via Instagram

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i want to apologize to all the women I’ve called pretty before I’ve called them intelligent or brave. i’m sorry I made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re born with is the most you have to be proud of. when your spirit has crushed mountains. from now on I will say things like, you are resilient, or you are extraordinary. not because I don’t think you’re pretty. but because you are so much more than that.

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“how did i lay here soaking in the idea that no one else would love me that way. when it was i that taught you. when it was i that showed you how to fill. the way i needed to be filled. how cruel i was to myself. giving you credit for my warmth simply because you felt it. thinking it was you who gave me strength. beauty. wit. simply because you recognized it. as if i was already not these things before i met you. as if i did not remain all these things once you left.” – excerpt from page 138
 rupikaur.com/milkandhoney

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Pauleanna Reid is a multi-passionate entrepreneur on a mission to help young adults see beyond the limits of their circumstances and create a life they love. She is a Nationally Published Journalist, Motivational Speaker, Author of the novel Everything I Couldn't Tell My Mother and Founder of New Girl On The Block Consulting Inc.

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