I Believe in You

An old-school idea for the new world

Woman walks past a mural with two faces saying Let’s Be Awesome
Photo by Mark Hayward on Unsplash

You are awesome.

Do you need to hear this message? I do, over and over.

I doubt myself for a variety of reasons. I don’t conform to society’s ideal in many ways. I have two severe mental illnesses (and more that hover in the margins), I am disabled and becoming more so, I am female and overweight and growing old. There are so many reasons to stop…



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Jackie Olsen

Jackie Olsen

Come for the insights on aging, leave with a doggie bag full of frogs and exoplanets. Now more poems about vacuuming! she/her/hers