i’m not afraid anymore

i’m not afraid.

i’m not afraid to speak clearly and loudly.

i’m not afraid to think and think contradictorily.

i’m not afraid to love, to fail, to climb, to fall, to be… misunderstood, hurt, feared, burned, desired, admired, dreaded, hated.

i’m not afraid.

i’m not afraid to go “there” and be “there” for awhile.

i’m not afraid to write.

i’m not afraid to be honest.

i’m not afraid to make others feel uncomfortable.

i’m not afraid to go to the moon and back and again.

i’m not afraid to be beautiful.

i’m not afraid to be ugly.

i’m not afraid of the dark or shadows or uncertainties.

i’m not afraid to chase fireflies and watch sunsets when I should be doing something else.

i’m not afraid of my body, my voice, and the distance it takes to travel from here to where I want to be…someday.

i’m not afraid of me.

i’m not afraid of you.

i’m not afraid to write to a politician or religious cleric and say I agree.

And then change my mind.

I’m not afraid.

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9 Responses to i’m not afraid anymore

  1. I dig it! It’s very bold and brave of you! 🙂

  2. kentehuti says:

    Ironclad meaning, you are not afraid to be not afraid. Namaste.

  3. Yes!! You are strong qand more inspirational than you’ll ever know. It is also okay to be afraid, but to still step out and conquer qhatever inkling of fear is trying to tell you to stop doing what you are meant to do. Go Jessica!

  4. lee' says:

    and i’m not afraid to be me ^^,

  5. anonymousmomma says:

    Love it!

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