Empathy Poetry

Empathy Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible Comfort of feeling safe with a person, Having neither to weight thoughts, Not measure words–but pouring them All right out–just as they are Chaff and grain together, Certain that a faithful hand will Take and sift them, Keep what is worth keeping, And with the breath of kindness Blow […]

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

This is one of my all time favorite feminist poems. After I separated from my abuser I got the words “Still, I Rise” tattooed on my right forearm. The comma is there to remind me of how much stronger I am when I remember to be still, and how–in stillness, I rise. For me, that […]

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