Have you ever felt overpowered by others’ opinions, or found yourself withdrawing your voice to make room for the voices of others? If so, this poem is for you:
As an artistic type, I’ve found other ways to express my voice when I find myself receding. Writing poetry, and then visualizing the poems by making YouTube videos provides a means of self-expression.
This poem, Checkmate, helped me to process my frustrations with powerful, manipulative people overpowering others.
This poem, Gulliver’s Release, expresses my process of breaking free from what I perceived others’ expected of me:
Another way I’ve found helpful to express my voice is through painting. When emotions and thoughts cause inner turmoil, a painting forms in my imagination. As I paint, I work through whatever is causing me angst.
I painted “The Seven Virtues” during the height of the Covid 19 Pandemic when so many strong voices blared through the television and over social media platforms. She helped me to decide what I wanted to focus on instead of being pulled in so many directions by others’ opinions:
Writing is another way to express one’s voice. This is one of the many reasons why I love blogging. Indulge in the Selfish Side of Writing expresses my thoughts.
There are so many creative vessels for one’s voice that are liberating and soothing. This is one of the many blessings of the arts.