The world is moving towards literature once more and poetry is the main genre that is most requested. New poets are making the best sellers list and influencing a younger generation of readers to be more vulnerable with their emotions. But, what is it like to really be a poet exposing your artistry for the digital world to see? Poet and wordsmith Dor would know about this. Maybe because she has built her IG following from the ground up by live video reads and poetry that exposes her inner emotions. Reminding us that in an age of faking it to be someone great, you are allowed to be human. This queen and woman of color shared a piece of herself with us…
Do you remember your first poem?
I do, it was about my daughters, how blessed I feel to be chosen by their soul to be their mother. How I wished for them to grow and be their own woman. knowing I love them and will guide them, but not overtake their path.
It was the first time in many years that I felt that my words connected to my emotions seamlessly
Now, poetry wasn’t always your first career, so how did you choose poetry?
I always liked singing and writing songs. I used to go on signing local competitions back home, stage, was a home for me, a place I felt comfortable and worthy. It was a place I could face my demons and pretend I am someone else. It is from music and theater that I found the love for literature, poetry and any written word. I do not see myself as a poet, yes, I at times write poetry. But, I just see myself as someone who writes themselves and their journey. I write me, in the form of poetry, spoken word and prose. Whatever comes to mind.
Were you afraid at any point in your life to put out your poetry?
I never knew I could until I found Instagram and started posted photos with words attached and people started paying attention. Once I found the outlet, I became addicted to express my decayed and repressed feelings in the form of writing. It has been a blessing and a curse
Writing is now a lifeline for me, I breathe, eat, sleep writing my feelings, and it has been a gift to discover this love. I finally feel connected in many ways to whom I am.
I feel the above three just make me whole and who you see today, and it is a beautiful place to be
Ending Notes: Thank you for everything you do with this space, you empower women to be who they are meant to be and that is an ultimate service that you do for women!
We hope this queen has inspired you and made you take an initiative to looking towards the art of poetry. as expressing any anger, pain, or joy you may have. We are looking forward to her debut book (speaks into existence) and until then follow her on her Instagram at the handle @dortomysoul