Erin Hanson is a wonderfully, talented poet. She has a way of making us become introspective while simultaneously nudging us to look beyond ourselves.

I love her poetry because her poems resonate with different times of my life. Her words are like a good friend who goes with you to places that have caused you pain; holding your hand, saying “But honey look at you now. You are so much better than this”.

Now that I’m a mother to young people who are trying to find their place in society; I am aware of how easily my children can be built up or torn down by expectations placed on them by others or even by me.

These words are also very poignant as I reflect on the lives of people with disabilities and how we set ourselves as the standard that they must achieve in order to be “Welcomed to Society”.

Just saying….

Sharing my womanhood and motherhood journey of faith, hope and love as a woman who started out as a teenage mother to a daughter with a disability. I write on topics about womanhood, motherhood, disability and assistive technology (Journey to Communication). I am available as a motivational speaker within the South African region.


  1. Katherine Jane West (Kat) Reply

    Thank you. I don’t know how but you’ve taken everything, thought, feeling, dream, and nightmare I’ve had and found words to describe them. So absolutely beautiful I must say.

    • Dear Katherine. I love Erin Hanson’s poems. She describes things we can’t explain so accurately and beautifully. X

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