Butterfly Spirit : Poems of Transparency, Transformation & Truth
Each of us is surviving something. VersAnnette Blackman writes with poetic candor about her experiences, not only as a survivor of childhood trauma and DV, but also as a woman desperately seeking healing through self-love and wholeness. Likening her journey to the life stages of a butterfly, Blackman shares her most intimate truths, taking the reader on a roller coaster ride of both heart wrenching valleys and soul-stirring mountain peak glimpses of hope. Butterfly Spirit moves, uplifts, strengthens and reminds each of us that healing is possible.
- Paperback | 80 pages
- 152 x 229 x 5mm | 132g
- 10 Jul 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Versannette Blackman
VersAnnette Blackman is an artist, writer, speaker, licensed massage therapist and facilitator. She is also a survivor turned advocate, and a graduate of the WINGS program. In October 2013, she launched her own nonprofit called Heal, Empower, Motivate, Inc. (healempowermotivate.org) whose mission is to use art and creative writing to help survivors heal and find their voices. In 2015 she was awarded The Peggy A. Montes Unsung Heroine Award by the Cook County Commission on Women's Issues. For five years she facilitated book group discussions and poetry workshops for at-risk youth in Chicago high schools. VersAnnette is passionate about using the arts to empower anyone to heal. For more information on VersAnnette's current projects, visit www.mysoulrevival.com.