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the home brew – submissions OPEN

what is UP theydies and gentlethems? i hope you’re all having a lovely week.

usually today i’d do a ~cozy post~ but i’m interrupting our usual programming for an announcement from The Home Brew

SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE ONE CLOSE ON SEPTEMBER 22.

(submissions are ABSOLUTELY still welcome but they will be pushed back to the second issue!)

i have received some of the most beautiful pieces of art i have ever seen, i absolutely love this. i am so excited to be able to create a community of rad human artists and creatives and give us a space to GROW as artists and as people! thank you for sharing your soul work with me!

“a monthly literary and art publication coming soon to a browser near you (and maybe even as a physical zine!)

The Home Brew is here to be creative cauldron of ideas. a place where the voices of those in the shadows can come together and meld into something magical.

i’m hoping to discuss topics such as:

spirituality

mental health awareness

LGBTQ+ lifestyle

cozy witchcraft

modern poetry

mixed media/digital art

photography

and whatever else we can come up with together”

all mediums are welcome! the submissions info is as follows:

• email me: freelovingwitch@gmail.com

in the email – use the subject SUBMISSION – and include the following:

• who are you? (name, pronouns, passions, whatever you’d like everyone to know about you)

• what are you submitting? (is it a song? a poetry collection? a website? an entire soundcloud account/album? let me know) describe it!

• what’s your creative process like?

• what would you like to say about what you’re submitting

• links to promote you (blog, twitter handle, insta name, etc)

• something that makes you YOU! what is your passions what is your purpose what pushes you to create!

attach any links or files you’d like to be reviewed and anything else you’d like me to know.

let’s cultivate a space for art together 🌻

mmt

artists, Personal

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: we’re starting a collective! #WritingCommunity #ArtShare

welcome back – or hello there – theydies and gentlethems! we’re doing a spotlight promo today because i really loved sharing Luna’s story and i want more of YOUR art to share together! let me hype up your work and add you and your links to the bookshelf or gallery!

so here’s how it works:

you send me an email — check out the submissions tab — and hit me up with ALL your links and some snippets of your work. i do a full length post about you and add your name and links to the collective tabs! it’s kind of awesome. really, the goal is to create an amazing community where we can all share each other’s passion and work and talent and we can celebrate our creativity together!

THE MEDIUM DOES NOT MATTER

i will host ALL FORMS OF ART.

personal writing, prose, poetry, short stories, guest blog posts, mixed media art, collage, music, painting, embroidery, the possibilities are so exciting to me!

SUBMISSION ENTRIES ARE FREE

eventually i’m hoping to be able to HOST AND PROMOTE/PUBLISH all of our work and help indie creators get the starting tools they need. i don’t know what this collective will turn into in the future but for now it’s open and accessible to all.

SHARE YOUR STORY

i’m so excited to see what you all create!

— mmt

creative writing, Personal

mindful mental illness

stop

think

breathe

we are okay

you are okay

i am okay

o

k

a

y

we’re here

we’re loved

we’re love

we are love

inhale

fill yourself up

up to the brim

close your eyes when your comfortable

and search inward

exhale

release

relax

push all of the toxicity out your system

feel the gentle release as all your energy falls into place

pace yourself now

breathing exercises

lungs expanding

mind constricting

stop

think

breathe

whirlpool

whirlwind

racing thoughts

and

lack of concentration

falling apart

eyes squeezed shut

spinning

spinning

spinning

stop

think

breathe

inhale

you know the routine

exhale

you know the routine

inhale

you know the routine

exhale

you know the routine

rinse repeat

rinse repeat

stop

think

breath

stop. think. breathe. stop.think.breathe. stopthinkbreathe

STOP

focus on your SELF

who am i

where am i

who said that

are we talking to ourselves

who’s we

who’s me

who am i

center now

centered now

hidden in three

counting by threes

breathing exercises

counting exercises

grounding exercises

rinse repeat

rinse repeat

stopthinkbreathe

STOP

equanimity

balance

harmony

knowledge

knowing that you’re not okay

and that that’s okay

knowing you want to be better

but still appreciating the you that you are

now

stop

think

breathe

inhale, count

exhale, count

you are safe inside your skin and bones

inhale, count

exhale, count

you are healing from within

inhale, count

exhale, count

you are strong and you safe and you valid

inhale, count

exhale, count

stop

think

breathe

mmt

cozy blogging, creative writing, diary, Personal, poetry, tarot, Uncategorized

support updates and a little more about me! 🖤

hello lovebugs! emmy here!

i just wanted to drop by to tell you all about the work i’ve been doing today! first of all THANK YOU ALL who have been supporting me through the beginning of this year; it’s been a rough one but i’m back to being better than ever and ready to get back to creating regularly!

i updated my patreon support page and tiers and goals!

there you will find all of the creative content i offer as a freelance creator!

” and uh what exactly is a freelance creator?” you maybe asking yourself – well it’s my pleasure to tell you.

i offer a variety of services on a case by case basis.
i write, edit, read tarot cards, and make custom art in several different mediums.

i write:
* poetry
* custom short stories
* custom essays
* custom fanfic
* original prose
and so much more!

i can also edit YOUR:
* essays
* prose
* blog posts
* shop descriptions
* creative writings
and so much more!

my favorite crafts to make are:
* dream catchers
* embroidery hoops
* fluid paintings
* tie dyes
* and anything else we can come up with together!

I love reading tarot cards and i’m very passionate about creating a wholesome and affirming experience with you. i’ve made several custom spreads and i have a few ready made ones on my shop!

you can also find all my handmade art and other services there, too!

CROOKED LETTERS TO CROOKED LOVERS IS FINISHED!!!

if you have no idea what i’m taking about you should explore my page more! it’s my poetry debut!!! and it will be available April 24th! (my 5 year anniversary clean from self harm and disordered eating 💕)

but if you’re too impatient (like me) there’s a snippet of it up available NOW! find it here!!! this is also where i’ll be posting more poetry, essays, and short stories.

i have so much love for all the support you’ve shown my blog and my writing and my art and my passions. i’m excited to be taking another step forward in my goals. i hope you’ll join me.

much love.

mmt

creative writing, Personal, Uncategorized

dear friend, (an incomplete series)

{an overview of my next collection // trigger warning.}

dear friend,

i don’t even know if you’ll remember me

we parted ways so long ago

but you said

to always rethink of you

and write to you if anything exciting happened

well nothing exciting ever happens here

but i’ve fallen

into the

bad place

again and i’m trying to get out

i thought

maybe

you could help me get out

help me

e s c a p e

the

bad place

by letting me write to you

you don’t have to reply if my letters,

my stories,

get too heavy

i know you have a life of your own

but i’m stuck

and this is the only way i can figure to

get out

dear friend,

i’ve fallen off the wagon again

i don’t even know what that terms means to me anymore

it used to mean cutting

slicing my wrists so the physical pain outweighed the emotional toll

but now it’s

smoking

and drinking

and over eating

so i guess

my fall off the wagon wasn’t a major one

but a minor setback

dear friend,

here we are again

i’m not really quite sure who i am anymore

i feel lost

and broken

and empty

and confused

i hurt

all over

and i’m not sure where to start

or how to even begin

to pick up the pieces

and try again

i want to go home

i keep repeating that to myself over and over and over again

i want to go home

i want to go home

i want to go home

but i don’t know where that is

i don’t think it exists

at least not yet

at least not here

so what do i do

where do i go

dear friend,

i’m trying to be better

i’m trying to

pull myself up

and

pull myself out

of this self inflicted

hell

but i’ve never felt good enough

i’ll never feel good enough

dear friend,

did you miss me when i was gone

did my empty desk haunt you at all

did you remember laughing about

and shrugging off

the scars on my arms

i hated you for three days

until i remembered

you were all i had

dear friend,

i guess i still have a lot of

bitter

resentment

harbored for you

dear friend,

maybe we should part ways

dear friend,

fuck you.

dear xx

i can’t sleep again

i keep having visions of a different life

or maybe this is the separate life i’m running from

who knows

i never knew a heart could be so cold

dear xx

maybe

i don’t need

an old friend

maybe

i need a new

guide

dear universe,

here’s what i need:

help from the universe

guidance

prayers

healing

understanding

compassion

flourishing

nourishing

caring

openness

forgiveness

love

Personal, poetry

leo season

i was drowning

in my own emotions

my own sorrow and remorse

for what I used to have

and what i used to be

but then the sky shifted

and blessed me with you

you taught me to grow

and believe in myself

you blessed me with

courage

strength

passion

and resilience

the stars aligned and blessed me with you

and even though you never stick around for long

you always help me bloom in the most beautiful ways

– leo season

creative writing, Personal, poetry

Aspiring Artists

You are not an aspiring artist

Writer

Painter

Musician

Or photographer

You are already these things

Every time you let your passion

Soften your heart

And shed light on the darkest corners of your mind

You are creating

You are bringing something new

Something personal

Something that never existed before you

Into this world and leaving a bit of yourself for other eyes to see

you are already the creator

you aspired so long to be

⁃ tell your story

creative writing, Personal, poetry

Medicated and Mighty

I'm spending the day editing my book and making the final touches on some of the poems, order, and other small details!
I'm honestly amazed with myself for how quickly this is coming together now that I actually have the energy to work on it.
(Thank you Wellbutrin for making me feel alive again.)
Here's another sneak peek at one of the poems that will be in the book; one that I feel suits how I've been feeling this week. Let me know your thoughts!

Store bought neurotransmitters

Are just as valid as homemade

Not being able to make your own

Does not make you weak

And taking the steps to receive help

Doesn't make you broken

It makes you strong as hell

⁃ Medicated and mighty

Personal, poetry

Thoughts On: Feminism

Walking to my car

Alone

At night

A vice grip around my keys

Held like a weapon 

It’s a short distance 

But we all know the dangers

We’ve all been taught the dangers

Since we were too young to properly understand them

Too many stipulations on a young existence 

It’s the fear of never knowing true freedom 

The fear of never truly being able to say “No” and be heard

And be validated 

When we’ve all been taught from a young age

How to act

How to dress

How to speak

How to live

How to avoid being a victim

But in these lessons

We were taught something greater

How to stand 

United

Never making a move alone

Stronger together

So we take our stand

And fight

Together