At TheFeatheredSleep, SMITTEN poet Sarah Vermillion speaks
Sarah Vermillion. I’m a 27-year-old woman living in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have a love for animals and nature, and tend to take in strays. I like flowers and gardening but can’t keep plants alive. I draw, paint, and write. I’m clichéd, overly-empathetic, and a hopeless romantic.
How does poetry and identifying as lesbian come together for you?
Growing up, I thought everyone liked girls. It wasn’t until my friends started talking about their crushes that I found out liking girls wasn’t the norm. Poetry was how I discovered that it was okay and natural to feel this way. So many others did and expressed so in their poetry. Reading the words coming from these women about other women was what ultimately gave me the courage to come out to my loved ones.
What does it mean to you to be part of something like SMITTEN and have your…
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