Other people's words in times of crisis

Jan 08, 2021

Hi All,

I should probably talk to you about what happened this week...about the injustice...about the rage...which I'm seeing and feeling profoundly today. I feel so freaking angry right now.

But mostly I'm still taking it in, and I'm feeling a lot. I'm not quite ready to talk.

Some people are so amazing at writing and expressing themselves in the moment of crisis. I am forever impressed by that.

For me, in these moments of crisis, my heart turns inward. I feel silently and quietly, and so at these times I rely on other people's words to bring forward what needs expression.

Today, I'm sharing a short list of books and art made in the past, but that get at the heart of the injustices which need to be seen and acknowledged today, or that express the grief and rage which needs to be felt.

May you find what you need to help you feel your feelings and take the actions that need to be taken.


Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks - Book

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi - Book

My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem - Book

The Keep Going on Song by The Bengsons - Song

Untamed by Glennon Doyle - Book

The Way by Emilio Estevez - Movie



Hi, I'm Emma Veritas!

I'm a writer, blogging coach, personal development teacher, and oracle card reader. I've been writing inspirational blogs, newsletters, and social media posts for 6+ years. This practice has grown me, and calls me ever deeper into healing everything that stops me from showing up as my true self. It has changed my life, and it changes the lives of my readers everyday. 

I graduated with my Bachelor's degree in English from the Honor's Program at the University of Massachusetts, where I wrote my thesis on the power of story during hard times.

I completed Martha Beck's Life Coach Training

I'm an endorsed Soul's Calling Coach.

I am a life long learner in the craft of writing, most recently completing courses on fiction writing and plot development through WritersHQ.

I have been studying energetic healing, meditation, and the intuitive arts for 15+ years, and I can't wait to share these gifts with you.

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