A song inspired by the current (and continued) attack on reproductive rights, comments I’ve read, my loved ones’ and my own trauma and personal stories.
As my wise friend and literary mentor Linda Sivertsen says, “Write when you’re bleeding, publish when you’re not.” So even though I wrote and recorded this mid-May, I’ve waited to share. Technically not bleeding, though I’ve been in a pretty intense place on and off for a while.
It took a hearty therapy session with some EMDR to share this at all. But I feel like it's one thing to make something and entirely another to share it. As my dear friend and stellar coach Tanya Geisler says, "Don't hoard your good shit."
We see and love and guide each other. So may this song do something good for somebody feeling similarly.
Full moon offering / release.
It's me, Jennifer Bernice (rhymes with "Furnace": it was my Granny's name) Sutkowski
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