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K.Y. Robinson

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K.Y. Robinson is an introverted writer based in Houston, Texas. She began writing poetry and short stories in her pre-teens after secretly reading letters that her mother wrote to God tucked inside her bible. They taught her a great lesson on vulnerability. As a withdrawn child suffering from an undiagnosed mental illness, Robinson spent a lot of time alone. Writing naturally became her sanctuary.

With unapologetic candor and vivid imagery, Robinson draws inspiration from being a woman of color, trauma and mental illness survivor, and hopeless romantic. She believes in undressing every emotion until they’re naked and have no where else to turn to but pages. She believes that poetry is the weapon and the healer.

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K.Y. Robinson The best thing for me is encountering people who can relate. It makes me feel like I'm not alone. …moreThe best thing for me is encountering people who can relate. It makes me feel like I'm not alone. (less)
K.Y. Robinson Inception for me was going back in time. To see where the chaos began. Struggling with mental illness, low self-esteem, feeling lost, and trauma shape…moreInception for me was going back in time. To see where the chaos began. Struggling with mental illness, low self-esteem, feeling lost, and trauma shaped the way I loved and how I failed to love myself.

Longing was inspired by my need to turn lust into love. Being in a constant state of longing for anything that resembled it. It was also about taking my body back. I assert my sexual agency as an act of resistance. After being traumatized repeatedly, I felt that my body and any notion of pleasure wasn’t mine to embrace and experience. I wanted to take my power back.
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The Chaos of Longing

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“it took time to realize that i have to stop giving myself away as if i didn’t belong to myself.”
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“there’s a universe swirling inside you. you have to learn to be your own earth, wind, fire and water. you are a natural phenomenon— not a natural disaster.”
K.Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing

“unrequited love is like
kneeling on uncooked rice
and waiting for
the boiling water
of his kisses
to soften the pain
but he never comes.”
K. Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing

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“you are a natural phenomenon—
not a natural disaster.”
K.Y. Robinson, The Chaos of Longing

“there are no paved roads to healing.
you must build one brick by brick.”
K.Y. Robinson, Submerge

“A true friend watches you bloom and doesn’t resent the sunlight.”
K.Y. Robinson, Submerge

“harden and soften me.
flood and quench me.
break me like a levee
and take the shape
of my heart.
this is healing
from the bottom up.”
K.Y. Robinson, Submerge

“dear depression
you are a swallowed island.
a continental shelf of grief.
an underwater prison.
a fog holding the sky hostage
and chasing away the blue...”
K.Y. Robinson, Submerge

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