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This poet wants you to rethink what it means to be vulnerable

A few weeks ago I asked you all to tell me why you write poetry. Today, I had to share this young woman’s inspiring journey. I hope it will resonate with you also. <3

““[There’s] much more to a person’s life than what we assume about them and I think that’s really the core of why I write,” she said. “Who are we really as humans and how do we really relate to each other? What are we assuming? What surprises us?” Read Sotelo’s “My Mother as the Voice of Kahlo” in the post link below.”

Poet Analicia Sotelo penned her latest collection to upend tropes of the helpless damsel, inspired by an Italian painter’s dream-like depiction of womanly strength in the throes of vulnerability.

Source: This poet wants you to rethink what it means to be vulnerable

About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  2. No man can outrun a determined woman. Ms. Sotelo’s journey took place, in spite of, as well as because of, her absent father.

  3. Always interesting to read work from someone unknown to me. Enjoyed the poem.

  4. Thank you for sharing this link…when I read the well-written review and the poet’s own words I suddenly realized that I, too, grew up without a father (he served with the military and was often away) and will now be able to look back at my life through yet another lens!

  5. Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite women in history. I like the poem written by this author.

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