SOVEREIGN by Erin Brown
"If you have ever felt like you have lost your voice, your body, or your mind, you will find yourself in this book." -Jennifer Vogelgesang Blake
"It literally rocked my core... five minutes in and I couldn't concentrate on anything but these words... powerful, beautiful, heart twisting..." -Jacqueline Carly
"I read it multiple times and it changed me every time. Buy this book. It's beautiful. It will touch your soul." -Chrissy King
Heart wrenching depiction of growing up female. The author unravels the effects of abuse, silence, beauty obsession, and shame while finding a path out. Revealing the possibility of creating space for our own values to emerge and allowing the same for one another. She envisions a reality with room for us each to safely explore our identities, our ideas, and our lives. Laying her experience bare that we might see ourselves in our common struggles so we can choose to systematically challenge the narratives that bind us. This poem is a first edition, the second will contain a collective of voices.