Poetry

I Am From

“I am from resilience, defiance,
and the belief that good will always win.”

I am from late night moonlit bedrooms, filled with fear, pain, and guilt. I am from constant reminders of my worthlessness, inadequacies, and ugliness. I am from resilience, defiance, and the belief that good will always win. Despite everything, ink still flows through my veins and with every beat, my heart echoes, “survivor.”

© Sarah Doughty
2016

 For the #IAmFrom prompt, hosted by Cornell University Press.

Photography, Poetry

I Am From

Original illustration via @bluhihi. Edit by me.

I am from late night moonlit bedrooms, filled with fear, pain, and guilt. I am from constant reminders of my worthlessness, inadequacies, and ugliness. I am from resilience, defiance, and the belief that good will always win. Despite everything, ink still flows through my veins and with every beat, my heart echoes, “survivor.”

© Sarah Doughty

 For the #IAmFrom prompt, hosted by Cornell University Press.