Write This Second

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In Write This Second, Kira Lynne Allen tells her story in haunting verse. The book is divided into three parts: Breaking the Silent Secret Spell, In Faith and Forgiveness, and The River Meets the Sea, in which she recounts the harrowing experiences she survived, her path to healing and finding a way to release internalized physical and psychological violence. Allen shares with us her journey from trauma and addiction to self-acceptance. Motivated by strong women, she learns not to define herself by other people’s standards. She shows us how to kick doubt out the door and reclaim a sense of self. Her words reflect her truths, unwrapped, raw and compassionate. She reminds us how important it is to speak our truth because “someone else needs your light”. We are all connected and by telling our story, devastating secrets lose power and we can help others find comfort, inspiration, maybe even their voice. Write This Second is a soul-piercing, deeply human insight into the workings and repercussions of rape culture. A courageous book that will give hope and determination to anyone who struggles.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 104 pages
Publisher Prashanti Press, LLC
Publish Date 2015-Mar-10
ISBN 9780985231330
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Issue June 2015
Category Poetry & Short Stories


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