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Jan 17, 2022Liked by Annika Hansteen-Izora

Your newsletters are a warm hug, thank you.

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Jan 18, 2022Liked by Annika Hansteen-Izora

This was a great read, thanks for sharing. I'm currently entering a season of slowness and gentleness, so I'll be using some of your writing today as I journal. Keep writing and expressing and inspiring; it's impactful.

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Just the reminder I needed. Thank you so very much.

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Jan 17, 2022Liked by Annika Hansteen-Izora

reading this was such an echo of the things i’m feeling and what the homie network is holding as well. thank you annika for the reminder to ease ease ease. i really love the part about waving back to the trees in their oddly bent branch growths. on my walks i’ve been so mesmerized by those bends in trees; the persistent but playful pivoting of their growth. trees embody β€œwell if i can’t grow here, i’ll grow that way and that works too.” as one of my fav bedstuy murals says, all effort is beautiful πŸ’Ÿ

P.S: i love those letters by rilke. they -publishing houses not rilke lmao- recently published a version that includes Kappus’ letters TO rilke and as an artist who frequently feels as frenetic and yearning as Kappus i really enjoyed those as well.

be well!

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Swooooon. I feel seen. Thank you for this sweet nuzzle in word form!

I really resonate with building systems of care & the gatekeeping of 'not enough x-ness' we do to ourselves.

I am definitely in a oeriod of living the questions and learning to love that 🀎

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Ah appreciated this love letter. I feel you on the MFAs, the institutional markers like it's a club you don't know how to get into, the embracing of yourself as a writer & artist, the "I am currently is not a dress rehearsal for the day the real me struts onto the stage," and the living our questions so we may one day, maybe, live in the answers.

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