There comes a time in every woman’s life when she reaches a crossroads, where she must make a decision that will impact her for eternity. Throughout my life, I have faced many challenges and hurdled life’s obstacles. Yet, I have survived and thrived. My poetry has been my salvation, my empowerment – a therapeutic, resilient tool. The volume of poetry you are reading is a small collection of this work.
In this way, this is my story.
While my story is truly my own, it is not unique. Every woman has a life that is both personal to her and emblematic of a common purpose that ties us one to another. It is our unique bond: our growth, our pain, our ways of finding a zest for life during the good times and bad. It is our transformational growth as women that defines us.
In this way, the words on these pages comprise my story, your story. Our story.
I champion our voice to create a spiritual guide for women seeking inspiration, truth, honesty and support as we continue to heal and thrive together. I hope those who read these poems and life stories will understand the lesson at the heart of them all. It is simply this: Each of us has our own stories to write and our own lives to lead. We should do so with confidence and strength.
In so doing, we can set the universe ablaze with HERStory.
— Jackie Sue Griffin
We want to hear your story. Your story is my story. Help us empower other women by sharing your story.