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Sep 23, 2022Liked by lauren deborah | she/they ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ†

This one stirred up lots of emotion. Very relatable. Wonderful writing, you magical lady <3

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Sep 23, 2022Liked by lauren deborah | she/they ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ†

Radiant. I loved this love letter. And while I'm not ready to write one to myself, I'm gratefulโ€”so gratefulโ€”for yours to turn to, both as inspiration and faith.

Your words reminded me of Mary Oliver's "Dogfish," one of my favorite poems. Especially: "And nobody, of course, is kind,/or mean,/for a simple reason." (https://www.poetseers.org/contemporary-poets/mary-oliver/mary-oliver-poems/dogfish/)

xoxo

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Sep 23, 2022Liked by lauren deborah | she/they ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ†

Reading this volume was an entire exhale... and a needed tear. To take up your invitation, here is my micro love letter (not to a body part per se, but to a sometimes-part of a body part?): I have to apologize and thank my hormonal zits, those recurring guests that love to overstayโ€ฆ Thank you to my acne for reminding me of my sensitivity and communicating what is happening inside this soft, animal body with honesty and loyalty. Thank you to my acne for the cyclical teachings to forgive myself for self-abandonment and harm... and for the reminders to orient toward gentleness and ease with who I am, exactly as I am, in ever-changing form.

Enjoy your tripโ€”I hope that your inner child is in total splendor! And thank you again for spreading the love about Regarding Dew XO

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Sep 23, 2022Liked by lauren deborah | she/they ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ†

I love you and love this essay celebrating you.

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