My poetry journey began when I was 12 years old. I remember sitting on my living room floor in an old council house feeling overpowered by an emotion I could barely contain – an emotion so powerful that it shook my whole body from the inside out. Not knowing what else to do, I grabbed a pen and paper and wrote these words:
I Love and I Hate
I’m Evil and Bad
Wish to Escape
Oh Why am I so Sad
And there started my struggle with feelings of not being good enough – good enough for myself, my friends, my teachers, the family I loved and an invisible deity.
And it here that my poetry journey began