The Virago
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The Virago

Finding Safety in Poetic Journaling

Poetry can help you process, empathize, and make space for yourself.

A journal with writing appears in the foreground. The background is a blurred town.

Poetry was there for me when I needed a safe way to process my feelings. You see, growing up, I couldn’t rely on my privacy. My journal was read more than I can know and I was sometimes confronted with the misconstrued meanings of what was written within. This, I was told, was out of…



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Rachel Ramkaran (she/her)

Weaver of words. Seeker of flow. Curious generalist. Poetry, fiction, non-fiction, creativity, self, relationships, food, justice & more.