Are you looking for your swagger? Swagger Poet Olivia Romo shares her thoughts on finding yourself and expressing your voice. Listen to Olivia’s advice on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z42lBPQhKQo.
Thanks to Olivia for sharing her poetry and thoughts with The Girl’s Guide to Swagger. Olivia’s inspiration comes from her connection to her roots and the land and water of Taos NM.
According to author Carol Lee Flinders in Rebalancing the World, early humans lived in harmony with the land. Flinders identifies a series of “values of belonging” that these peoples had in common. One of the values is:
*intimate connection with the land to which one belongs. Not merely sentimental affection, but concrete knowledge of issues such as where the region’s water comes from, what kinds of grasses and trees flourish there, and what threatens it.
Olivia’s poetry reflects this value of belonging, as well as her life experiences, which includes joy, sorrow, outrage, and redemption. You can find out more about Olivia and her swagger poetry:
Woman empowering poem:http://www.girlsguidetoswagger.com/?p=1648
Sacred connection to land and water: http://www.girlsguidetoswagger.com/?p=1708