Self-Acceptance Comes Full Circle in “Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up”
Talicha Johnson’s fiery debut poetry collection Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up is an ode to her personal struggles with loving her flaws as well as an inspirational read for anyone who is struggling with self-acceptance.
Her words touch upon important topics such as racism, body image, love and self-awareness. Each poem reveals Johnson’s own vulnerability and her past struggles to come to terms with herself. Unlike other authors who are afraid to disrupt the status quo, Johnson’s poems illuminate not only her own flaws, but society’s flaws, too. She uses her sharp tongue to rip the blindfolds off of the reader’s eyes and forces them to examine long-held beliefs in a new light.
While Johnson touches on important topics and uses her words to shed light onto society’s darker aspects, Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up also inspires her readers. Her journey towards self-acceptance and her words will light a fire within your soul. Johnson’s moving poetry is a much-needed reminder to love yourself in a society that can so often be toxic, especially to Millennials.
Falling In Love With Picking Myself Up is an honest exploration of vulnerability and eventual acceptance of one’s self while living in a judgmental world.
Talicha Johnson photo by Donald Wilson Photography