my eyes find hers. i say, one more push! you’re almost there. as women have donefor years since time began, and suddenly! a rush of life. my hands hold hope, slick with blood. i wipe nose and mouth,look for tiny breaths,a whisper on my hands. she cries. i smile, butstill no words fall from my... Continue Reading →
courage fits everyone differently. do you know how beautiful brave looks on you? © Liezel Graham 2020. Photograph by Jon Tyson. Don’t compare your place of courage to that of another. Courage looks different on each of us. Vulnerability looks different on each of us. Do you know how beautiful brave looks on you? liezel
did you also tell yourselfthat you have to saveeveryone just to feel the weight of their ‘i love you’ on your skin? …and did they also tell you, when your eyes were stilldew soft with memoriesof where you were made, and put together in the secret places, that their happiness was all tiedup inside of... Continue Reading →
i have lived an entire life learning how to say my own name as a gift. — (i am) here. © Liezel Graham 2020. Photograph by Aaron Burden.
if every peach skinned morning, just as the new light holies me, i decide to keep all my words skin softand warm. a prayer, perhaps if you believe. but, also if you don’t. it works either way.just like love. i might remember this, that i have so much kindnessin my mouth, but there are days... Continue Reading →
you are not enoughto feed five thousand. even three has been too much,despite what others see. have you felt a failurebecause of this? even God had to row to the other side of the seato escape. and rest. — you are allowed to put your life down and rest. © Liezel Graham 2020. Photograph by... Continue Reading →
Friends, I am thrilled to announce that in April this year, I shall be taking part in an exciting creative event hosted by Atelier Studio Gallery in Nelson, NZ: MAJESTY 2020—an Art & Faith Incubator. I shall be facilitating a workshop on ‘Exploring Vulnerability and Courage in Creativity.’ In this workshop we shall explore how... Continue Reading →