I know it’s pretty obvious that I am huge music fan, but not many people know that my love of music originated from my love for poetry. Spoken word knocked me off my feet when I discovered it (late at night one night). The more I watched videos on YouTube, the more I became obsessed with these poets that were brave enough to share themselves with the world. At around midnight one night, with a heart full of sadness and a soul in need of some answers is when I discovered Sierra DeMulder.
The first poem I found was “Mrs. Dahmer”; my obsession with serial killers (yes, I know it’s weird) combined with her beautiful metaphors had me completely hooked. It’s been about 5 years since the discovery of her poems and her poetry has since walked me through countless depression cycles, many heartbreaks, nights full of soul-searching and days when poetry is the only thing that seems to make it better.
I attended Sierra DeMulder’s book release event in Los Angeles the other night and it was a life-changing experience. Even though I had to peel myself off of my bed, convince myself to get in my car and ended up crying my makeup off during the event; I will be eternally happy that I was able to be present for the magic that happened that night. I realize that perfection is unattainable but the 6 poets (Sierra included), plus the host, combined with the energy in the room got pretty close to reaching perfection.
The book that was being celebrated that night was Today Means Amen by Sierra DeMulder. I bought this book the first week it came out and it has been sitting in it’s Barnes & Noble bad ever since. I walk by it every time I get into bed at night, sometimes I would even sit on my bed and stare wanting to reach for it but I just wasn’t ready. Well, I’ve had a pretty rough week and it’s not that anything in particular has been going bad; everything is just the way that it is and maybe that’s the problem. I’ve also been feeling like the monster that is depression is waiting for me around the corner and I am trying my absolute hardest to avoid it. So knowing that this event was coming up I grabbed the book out of the Barnes & Noble and dove in.
Thank you! Thank you for constantly being brave enough to share yourself with the world. Thank you for choosing the path that brought your voice into my life. You inspire me; not only to continue to write, though that is all I felt like doing when I left the show on Wednesday. You also inspire me to love, to share, to speak up, to feel, to accept, to live, to cry and cry and cry and cry. You have given the world the most genuine part of yourself with this book and for that I could never thank you enough. I wish I could grab ahold of my anxious heart every time I am in a room with you so I could tell you these things to your face. Unfortunately the nervousness never ceases enough for me to say something so I am stuck writing these blog posts that you may never read haha.
So team, you know what to do! Get your butts off the bed, the couch, the car, the floor and go get this book. Perfect for any and all occasion; you do not have to be in the middle of a meltdown to enjoy Sierra’s writing (that’s just my personal preference — haha). Sierra forces you to analyze your emotions about different situations and with this book she walks you through your feelings with a kind heart and an honest road map.
Thank you for taking the time to read this I really do hope you do find the time to read her book (I mean if you have time to read this little blog, you have time to read Sierra’s book) you can find her on Facebook HERE. If you do decide to read her book, I wish you luck on the emotional journey you’re about to take. xx
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