If you spend much time on Instagram or Pinterest, you’ve probably seen one of Rupi Kaur’s poems and illustrations.
She is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the hit poetry collection Milk and Honey, and she just released her second book of poetry this week.
Rupi is not only a brilliant and successful poet and artist, she has learned how to connect deeply with her audience.
By using social media to share her beautiful, raw, honest short poems, Rupi has created a massive following of fans who love and promote her work.
But none of that as important as what Rupi is saying through her work.
Having experienced abuse and trauma in relationships from a young age, Rupi turned to writing as her outlet for pain and healing.
What followed are collections of incredibly powerful writings and drawings that have resonated with millions — because everyone has experienced pain.
When I got to meet Rupi a few months ago, I was immediately impressed with how she spoke and held herself.
But I was even more impressed when we sat down to record a podcast together, and she shared what she has learned about the relationship between suffering and joy (and how they aren’t really different.)
At such a tough time, with so much sorrow and struggle going on, this message is especially important for all of us to hear and take in.
I invite you to open your heart and let healing come in Episode 545.