In two of my previous collections, "Loving Myself" (2019) and "Finding Emily" (2020), I tackle self-love and body positivity while learning to fall back in love with the body I'm in. But in this new collection, I want to focus solely on the things we confess to the mirror. Those words that we say to ourselves whether it be good or bad, we still say them. They are our confessions to our reflections. We say them and they either sting or heal. We decide what words to use. Sometimes we choose to tear ourselves down while other times we build ourselves up. That is all up to the person looking in the mirror.
I invite you to go on this self-love and body positivity journey with me. Finally after a few months of just short social media poems, I'll be tackling my sixth poetry collection. I can't wait to share it with you later this year!
A few months ago, I started my sixth poetry collection called "Mirror Confessions," where I am challenging myself to write about the bad and the good things I say (we all might say) to our reflection. I'll be honest sometimes they are so hateful and I wonder how I can lift others up while I am tearing myself down. Yet, it is possible and it lives in all of us.
I have divided this poetry collection into two parts: Self-Sabotage and Self-Affirmations. Let's be honest, you'll go through both - sometimes at the same time and that's okay. We are only human.
Here's a sneak peek at one of my new poems towards this new collection with a callback to some of my other ones. If you have read any of my poems, you'll notice I use "oh pretty girl" quite frequently, these poems will be no different. It is my little reminder that I am also talking to myself in these poems.
Despite all the pain and things you want to forget, you are still beautiful!