about book

The Chaos of Longing is a brutally honest poetry collection exploring desire—physical, emotional, and spiritual. 

Organized in four sections
​(Inception, Longing, Chaos, and Epiphany) this collection explores what it is to want in spite of trauma, shame, injustice, and mental illness. It is one survivor's powerful testimony, and a love letter "to those who lie awake burning." 



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I am an introverted writer based in Houston, Texas. I began writing poetry and short stories in my pre-teens after secretly reading letters that my mother wrote to God. They taught me a great lesson on vulnerability. As a withdrawn child suffering from mental illness, I spent a lot of time alone. Writing naturally became my sanctuary.

With unapologetic candor and vivid imagery, I draw inspiration from being a woman of color, trauma and mental illness survivor, and hopelessly hopeful romantic. 

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Poetry is the weapon

and the healer.

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