Izzie

is creating essays and poems to empower, challenge, and expand your minds
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” —
Bob Marley from “Redemption Song”

I have been searching myself trying to figure out what the purpose of my writing is. What is it that I am in pursuit of? The answer became clear when I saw this lyric that I have been singing since I’ve been in diapers. It struck me that those words embodied everything I have ever written and everything that I aspire to write.

With each essay I write and each poem that bares my soul, I want my reader to feel a link of chain fall away. I want my reader to understand that freedom comes not from the removal of the shackles on your body but the removal of the shackles on the mind. Shackles that have been placed there by a history of oppression, discrimination, rejection, and violence.

I want my reader to be empowered, but to understand that empowerment comes not from someone else giving you power, but you being more self-aware and confident in knowing that you already have the power within you.

I want my reader to dismiss the idea that one person can never make a change in this world. Understand that social justice comes from seeing the wrongs that need to be righted and knowing that you are empowered to make that change. Understand that no matter how alone we feel at times, there is nothing that we do in this life that does not have an effect on someone else. As German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte says in The Vocation of Man “you could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.”

I want my readers to understand that equality of all forms come from knowing your worth and not settling for anything less.
  • It comes from knowing that your black life matters
  • Knowing that the amount of money in your wallet does not correspond to your worth in this life
  • Knowing that your religion does not mean that you should be treated any differently
  • Knowing that the language you speak does not make you any more or any less worthy of citizenship
  • Knowing that how or who you love does not make you any more or any less a sinner.

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.


Izzie

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“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” —
Bob Marley from “Redemption Song”

I have been searching myself trying to figure out what the purpose of my writing is. What is it that I am in pursuit of? The answer became clear when I saw this lyric that I have been singing since I’ve been in diapers. It struck me that those words embodied everything I have ever written and everything that I aspire to write.

With each essay I write and each poem that bares my soul, I want my reader to feel a link of chain fall away. I want my reader to understand that freedom comes not from the removal of the shackles on your body but the removal of the shackles on the mind. Shackles that have been placed there by a history of oppression, discrimination, rejection, and violence.

I want my reader to be empowered, but to understand that empowerment comes not from someone else giving you power, but you being more self-aware and confident in knowing that you already have the power within you.

I want my reader to dismiss the idea that one person can never make a change in this world. Understand that social justice comes from seeing the wrongs that need to be righted and knowing that you are empowered to make that change. Understand that no matter how alone we feel at times, there is nothing that we do in this life that does not have an effect on someone else. As German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte says in The Vocation of Man “you could not remove a single grain of sand from its place without thereby … changing something throughout all parts of the immeasurable whole.”

I want my readers to understand that equality of all forms come from knowing your worth and not settling for anything less.
  • It comes from knowing that your black life matters
  • Knowing that the amount of money in your wallet does not correspond to your worth in this life
  • Knowing that your religion does not mean that you should be treated any differently
  • Knowing that the language you speak does not make you any more or any less worthy of citizenship
  • Knowing that how or who you love does not make you any more or any less a sinner.

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.


Izzie

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 Thank you for your patronage and for buying me a cup of coffee. You will receive my articles with my gratitude.

Muffin
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Thank you for buying me a muffin. To show my gratitude, you get to go down the rabbit hole of my mind and read some of my poetry.

A sandwich
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Thank you for buying me lunch. To show you my gratitude you will have access to any stories I am working on along with the previous tiers.

Love is in the air
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