jueves, julio 27, 2017

Her Name Is Nikita Gill // Su Nombre Es Nikita Gill

Nikita Gill is a poet from England who received 137 rejection letters before publishing her book. That would've stop many writers, but it didn't stop her. She has thousands of followers in instagram (myself incluided) who followed her and read her poems from the beginning. Nikita is an example that if you want something with all of your heart you have to persevere to achieve it; Gill did and today she is the author of "Your soul is a river". In my country you can't get that book but luckily she publishes many fragments of it in her instagram, and also on internet you can find many more, as well on her tumblr. (and of course you can buy it online)

I was once reading an article that said that her book was going to be published, and in a part of it she said something that I simply loved: "poetry has become a powerful platform to express emotions about important issues currently in the world and within one self, the silent wars we feel alone in. The reason I write is to connect with others who feel as passionately and powerfully about subjects like femininity, mental health, trauma and their own identity."

As a person who writes and that inspires to have a book of my own one day, this explanation touched my soul and it made me admire her a lot more.

We are always talking with a friend about how important poetry is, and that we are so sad that nowadays it isn't take seriously or is not as important as it was in the past. I loved that Nikita talks about subjects that were not discuss in poetry before, like also does Rupi Kaur or Lang Leav (I'd totally write a post about them too because they are simply amazing). I like that Nikita is a disruptive person. I like that she makes herself hear. I like that she breaks out from the paradigm that says how poetry needs to be written and that words have to rhyme. I like that she is free.   

Nikita Gill es una poetisa de Inglaterra que recibió 137 cartas de rechazo para publicar su libro. Pero eso nunca la detuvo. Tiene miles de seguidores en instagram (me incluyo) que la siguieron y leyeron sus poemas desde el principio. Ejemplo de que si queres algo con todo tu corazón tenes que perseverar para lograrlo, Nikita logro publicar su libro, y hoy es la autora de "Your soul is a river". En mi país no se puede conseguir ese libro pero por suerte ella publica en su instagram muchos fragmentos de el, y ademas en internet se pueden encontrar muchos mas, como también en su tumblr.

Una vez estaba leyendo un articulo de que iban a publicar su libro, y en una parte de la noticia había un fragmento que ella dijo y me encanto: "la poesía se convirtió en una plataforma poderosa para expresar emociones sobre importantes problemas que pasan en el mundo y que nos pasan a nosotros, las silenciosas guerras en las que nos sentimos solos. La razón por la que escribo es para conectar con otros que se sienten tan apasionados y poderosos sobre temas como feminismo, salud mental, trauma y su propia identidad".

Como una persona que escribe y que aspira con poder tener un libro propio algún dia, esta explicación me llego al alma, y me hizo admirarla todavía mas.

Siempre hablamos con una amiga sobre lo importante que es la poesía, y la pena que nos da que hoy en dia no sea tomada tan en cuenta o tan importante como lo era en otra época. Me encanta que Nikita hable de temas que antes no se tocaban en la poesía, como también lo hace Rupi Kaur o Lang Leav (escribiría otro post hablando de ellas dos porque son escritoras increibles). Me gusta que sea una persona disruptiva. Me gusta que se haga escuchar. Me gusta que se salga del paradigma que dice como se tiene que escribir poesía, y como las cosas tienen que rimar. Me gusta que sea libre.


37 comentarios

  1. Aww thanks for this story. I actually really needed it. To be a freelancer, I feel like you constantly need to hustle and persevere.


    1. I know, right? She is an example that even when can't find any motivation you should keep trying

  2. That's a nice one for freelancer like me. It does give good motivation.

  3. The Story is amazing,
    beeing a freelenser is pretty much as you described it.
    And the book sounds amazing, I love the motivating quotes and the beautiful cover.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

    1. It truly is! and it's super hard work but I really believe it pays off

  4. I need to read this! Thank you sharing doll xx


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    I follow you now, can you follow mine? thanks <3 <3 <3

  6. I need to give this one a go!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris


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  8. I need to check this out! I have been looking for a new book to read.


  9. Qué post más interesante! No la conocía! Gracias guapa!
    Un besito!
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  10. I'm going to add this to my list of books to read! So inspirational to carry on going despite that many rejections!
    Aleeha xXx

  11. I definitely need to get this book! Thank you so much for sharing!

    xx Nicole

    1. You really should! and I hope you like it :) thank you for stopping by

  12. Me sonaba de oídas pero no sabía por qué. Gracias por este post :)


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