“A book is a person’s best friend” – it is not a phrase for nothing. Short stories, poetry, or any other text can say what you’re too scared to admit yourself. Poetry does not have to be about unrequited love anymore. Poetry has the power to express otherwise complex emotions better than spoken word ever could.
We’ve all come across Instagram poetry. Poets fill their feeds with quotes from their poetry books that related to millions of people around the world. A poet gaining the most success from the growth of her social media audience is Rupi Kaur. Her poetry speaks on women empowerment, sexual desire, and more topics giving women the words they couldn’t find. Other poets like Bianca Sparacino, Nayyirah Waheed, and Brianna Wiest use their talents to inspire, motivate and pick people up when they need it the most.
SALT. By Nayyirah Waheed
Nowadays, with a society where so much is going on, people quest for being understood. With social media more and more people share their feelings; thus it is easier to stumble on someone to relate to.
Nayyirah Waheed has mastered the art of being relevant and creates content that resonates with more than 730k people via her Instagram profile. She shares her poetry in a manner that speaks for what it is really is – art. Simple typography on a plain background that deals with the importance of boundaries, self-awareness and body image.
Her Instagram is only a fraction of ‘SALT.,’ a poetry book she released in 2013. She will teach you that it is important to have boundaries to keep your sanity, to write to build your self-awareness and the only standard of beauty that matters is the one in the mirror.
The Strength In Our Scars by Bianca Sparacino
Are you one of those people who think they feel too much? Do you struggle with accepting when something, someone that meant a lot to you is gone? Is it hard to wake up in the morning and keep on going? Bianca Sparacino is the poet that will help you on this journey towards acceptance and moving on from what is no longer by your side.
‘The Strength In Our Scars’ is a collection of poems reminding you no matter what you have gone through and where you are – you are not alone, and you will get through it.
Bianca posts quite regularly on her social media accounts with daily reminders to work on your self-love and how to heal despite your hardships.
This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give A Fuck by Janne Robinson
Anything from a pick me up to a confidence boost, Janne Robinson comes with the book that will empower you from the core, and you will never question your passions or your actions again.
The title ‘This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give A Fuck’ speaks for itself. Janne intended this book to be for all women who don’t listen to those who tell her she is not good enough. For those women who when they have sex, they mean it. For single mothers who work three jobs to provide for their children. Books like this will empower future generations of women into leaders and Doers.
Salt Water by Brianna Wiest
‘Salt Water’ tackles the art of healing and the journey towards wholeness. Bianna Wiest‘s debut poetry book will help you realize your potential
With short, to the point messages like ‘Productivity is how you run away from yourself. Creativity is how you become yourself’ is how Brianna speaks to her readers and motivates them towards greatness.
Seeds Planted in Concrete by Bianca Sparacino
One more from the brilliant Bianca Sparacino is her debut collection of poems in ‘Seeds Planted in Concrete.’ Not only her poetry will lift your spirits, but it will also inspire you to love and live.
Bianca celebrates everything that life has to offer, the good and the bad. All the hurting, feeling, healing and loving is part of the package deal, and it helps us grow and learn to keep on going.