Sana Abuleil presents a poetry collection of forgiveness, reflection, and self-love.
letters to the person i was is a poetry collection about the past, the present, and the future. It is a compilation of every word Sana wishes someone had said to her when she was a young girl. When she was struggling. Falling. Breaking. Bleeding. It is a reflection of the responsibility she feels to say these words to everyone waiting to hear them. Consisting of four chapters titled "the innocence," "the refusing," "the understanding," and "the growing," the collection is meant to take the reader on a journey of pain and hope, reinforcing the idea that life is still worth living. That life is always worth living.
About the Author
Sana Abuleil is a creative writer based in Waterloo, Ontario. She completed her degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing at the University of Waterloo in 2017, and began her Masters of Teaching shortly thereafter. She is now continuing her academic journey at the University of Toronto, completing her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy. Passionate from a young age, Abuleil pursued creative writing step-by-step, entering writing contests throughout all levels of schooling, which eventually gave her the courage to self-publish her first book, Writer’s Block, in 2015. Abuleil is a strong believer and advocate of self-expression and healing through poetry, and sets this into motion through her own writing.
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