Using Poetry to Heal

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By now, it’s no surprise that I deeply believe in the power of writing and healing. But I’ll be honest, I had my doubts about what poetry could do. Mostly because as an English major, the poetry I was required to read and analyze were the “classics” (aka, poetry written by old, white, privileged men). Yes, we were exposed to the female “classics” as well, but I could not relate or understand what was so great about poetry. To me, it felt boring and…

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Jade Eby

Jade Eby

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Creative Empowerment Advocate • Novelist and Certified Trauma Recovery Coach • Professional cat-herder