Titilope Sonuga is a poet after our hearts. Her words are soothing – healing balms. I am interested in how her poems connect to our shared humanity – one of constant loss, grief, heartache.

It is as though she knows you are going through this ordeal and she writes and releases her words so that in the very moment you come across them, you feel like THEY ARE WRITTEN FOR YOU!

Titilope makes poetry easy. She once started an Instagram poetry workshop where she dished out daily tasks to budding poets. 

I like to think that she writes for women like me who have been bent into various shapes by the harsh realities of life. But Titilope constantly takes us through this healing process, reminiding us that there is an “undeniable glory a woman inherits when she commits to becoming the most powerful, humble and righteous version of herself that she can possibly be.” 

If you have been cut by the harsh realities of life and if your mind has become a grave yard of broken things, broken dreams, broken people – that cut you at every turn – remember that every wound heals and just incase you have no idea how to begin the healing process…

…This is how you heal the wound:

1. Cleanse with salt water. It is the only way to release the poison. The tears will come. Let them.

2. You will need a healing balm. The only cure for this pain is more love. Be generous in your application.

3. Do not cover it until it festers and rots. Open it and let it breathe. Speak it and let it go. Let. It. Go.

4. Do not pick the scab.

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