Today I want to talk to you about a collection of poetry I just read. This isn’t a review, as I am no poetry expert, I just want to talk about how this collection made me feel, and show some support for a fellow blogger who has been kind and supportive to me as I grow this blog.
Disclaimer: I have NOT been paid or otherwise compensated or awarded in exchange for this post. I purchased this book from Amazon myself, and write this post with no motivation other than to put this wonderful work a little farther out into the world, and to support a wonderful lady and a good cause.
Welcome to my first (and hopefully not last) Book Chat. I don’t read as much as I once did, but maybe adding this kind of post to this blog here and there will be motivation to pick up a book more often! Today I will be talking about Journey to Be Unbroken by Natasha MacFarlane. Look her up on Twitter.
Journey to Be Unbroken is a collection of poetry outlining one woman’s struggle with depression and anxiety.
She paints a vivid picture with her words. I can almost hear the thunder rolling and birds chirping as she uses nature references to express what is going on inside her. Throughout the whole collection, there are constant ups and downs. I almost felt like I was on a rollercoaster with her as I read. I truly believe that in reading this, other sufferers would be able to find a common ground and a reaffirmation that they are not alone. That can be a powerful thing.
“One day I’ll be a diamond,
and shine through all this dust,
that my demons swirl around,
As my soul lays here to rust.”
-excerpt from Journey to Be Unbroken
Some of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to The Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba.
I am happy to be able to support Natasha as she puts her truth out there about her struggles with mental illness, and throws a helping hand out to others that are suffering. Please join me in supporting her in any way you can. Support can come in many forms. You could buy her book, and not only be moved by her words but help others as well since sales benefit a great cause. You could also go by her blog and subscribe to read more from her, or simply go follow her on Twitter and say hello, and find a wonderful, insightful friend in this wonderfully strong woman. I know I’m glad I did!
Thanks for reading!