No one else can write your poems. No one else can speak your truth. ‪No one else can play your part.

No one else can write your poems. No one else can speak your truth. ‪No one else can play your part.

You asked me not to write about this. Sierra DeMulder, "Fentanyl," from New Shoes on a Dead Horse: Poems (Write Bloody Publishing, 2012)

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Your husband owns the clinic that offers to cure homosexuality for up to ten thousand dollars a year.
So when you, representative Bachmann, refused to acknowledge the bullying of gay students in your district, this must have been strictly business.

"To Michele Bachmann" - Sierra Demulder (x)

Now, I am 28 years old, and I would be lying if I said I am done growing. Self-love is a long and arduous road, but it is beautiful one, I promise. I don’t pretend to know it all. Everyone is on a unique path, and I am by no means claiming I have the antidote to depression. But I do know this:

There isn’t a day I don’t wake up and physically have to decide that I am more good than I am bad.

This is not a chore; this is a gift.

My mother once told me something I will never forget: “When you have a negative thought about yourself, imagine yourself as a baby. A source of awe and wonder. Joyful, blameless, full of love. This is who you are at all times, Sierra. This is your true self.”

— Sierra DeMulder, We Made It (via ourlodestar)

I am currently booking for the 2014-2015 school year! If you are interested in hosting a performance/writing workshop/speaking engagement by yours truly at your college or university, please email!

I don’t care if Mike Brown was going to college soon. This should not matter. We should not have to prove Mike Brown was worthy of living. We should not have to account for the ways in which he is suitably respectable. We should not have to prove that his body did not deserve to be riddled with bullets. His community should not have to silence their anger so they won’t be accused of rioting, so they won’t become targets too. "silence is not an option," roxane gay (via brookehatfield)

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I never want to grow up.

I never want to grow up.