In a world where lives are lived through Valencia filters, exaggerated posts of what moments not are but ought to be, and photoshopped smiles, it becomes increasingly more difficult to be honest with the "World, the community, and worst of all, one's self.
Hitting rock bottom starts to feel like rainbows and sunshine, because what we tell others and ourselves are not narratives of rain pour but pouring focus to its aftermath.
But what would happen if every time a tear was shed, a post was written, a fight that was had, a tweet mentioned, or a moment feeling less than, a community listened?
How different would our world be if ugly became pretty and pretty became ordinary?
Spoken word artist, writer, and performer, Fatima uses poetry to practice just that. Having spent most of her life hiding, Fatima uses her writing as a way to take her readers on an intimate journey to taste her tears, feel her fears and imagine her world unfiltered.
She had hit rock bottom with no sight in return and began collecting her poems as a means of healing.
The St(Art) of the End is the product of desperation, depression, anxiety, and brokenness. It's a raw collection of poems aimed to motivate readers to write in the face of rejection and otherness. It relates to themes feeling less than and not good enough to redefine ends as beginnings.
The book is written in letter form to personalize messages of pain, healing, understanding, honesty, and empowerment. They are categorized in topics of love, heartbreak, death, depression, purpose, and ends in brokenness.
The St(Art) of the End weaves lessons in poetry entries written at times of perceived end and how through the art of writing came healing igniting a start once thought impossible.