"Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard."
"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."
"People have a need to feel their pain. Very often pain is the beginning of a great deal of awareness. As an energy, it awakens consciousness."
"When pain transgresses the limits it becomes medicine."
-Mizra Asadulla Ghalib
“How people feel, what they feel, what breaks them, how trauma resonates through their lives . . . that’s a legitimate space in poetry.”
"Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief."