"Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard."

                                                       -Hélène Cixous

"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."

-Arnold Mindell


"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.”

                                                                                        -Claudia Rankine

"Why does tragedy exist? Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief."

-Anne Carson