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Christy Birmingham

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I am a freelance writer, poet, author, and feminist who lives in British Columbia, Canada.

I am the author of two poetry collections. The first one is Pathways to Illumination, available exclusively at Redmund Productions. My second book, Versions of the Self, is available on Amazon.

Currently, I am sipping coffee and typing her third book, which will be fiction. Stay tuned!

When not writing, I like walking on local trails, relaxing with friends and family, and nibbling on chocolate.

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Versions of the Self

4.84 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 2015
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Pathways to Illumination

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I was gifted this book by the author in return for an honest review. The main character Margaret communicates with spirits - particularly those stuck between Heaven and, well, Hell. That's quite the ability, especially since she's living in her ...more
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SMITTEN is a celebration of love between women, in poetic form. It is open and raw in the poems from female contributors that span ages 14 through 87.

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“Push to achieve your dreams. Don't let anyone push you out of dreamland.”
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“Let's go for our dreams and be stronger than any obstacles.”
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“If I can't feel, if I can't move, if I can't think, and I can't care, then what conceivable point is there in living?”
Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

“I am large, I contain multitudes”
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“Nobody gets everything in this life. You decide your priorities and you make your choices. I'd decided long ago that any cake I had would be eaten.”
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“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
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“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
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message 8: by Vanda

Vanda Denton Hi Christy
Just wanted to make contact b/c you have two of my favourite writers in those you like: Maya Angelou (Oh, what an inspiration) and Margaret Atwood (always intriguing). Am going to check out your website now.
Best wishes with your writing
Vanda M Denton

Majenta Hi, Christy! Thank you for contacting me! Thank you for your answer to the writer's block question, it really makes sense and I hope it's been helping a lot of people and continues to help a lot more! Happy reading, writing, and everything else, and I hope you'll have great weather to enjoy the wonderful scenery of autumn as you work on your fiction book. I definitely encourage you with that! Blessings and peace, have a great week.

Best wishes from Majenta

message 6: by Anton

Anton Van Hi Christy, thank you so much for accepting my request. I am honored by you allowing me to interact with you and I hope that this would remain a mutually beneficial relationship. I wish you the absolute best for this year and I hope that your life would be filled with love, laughter and amazing accomplishments. Have a fantastic day. Anton.

Amanda Thanks for the invite Christy! :D

message 4: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi Christy,

Thanks for joining my circle of friends.



Rowena Hi Christy! Nice to see you here. Hope all is well :)

Christy Same to you, C.J.! I love connecting with other poets :)

message 1: by C.J.

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Hello Christy,
It's such a pleasure having you for a friend. Thank you and best wishes to you.
Warmest regards,

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