JESSI JOAN WRITING
Self published essays and poetry on trauma, sexuality, polyamory and healing.
My poetry includes topics of physical, spiritual and emotional abuse, trauma, depression and anxiety, PTSD, abandonment, foster care, queer identity and female sexuality. Please honour yourself if you choose to read my writing by knowing your limits, triggers and most importantly, knowing it is okay to not read it at all.
Copies of my books can be purchased directly by sending me an e-mail, or by visiting KW Bookstore or Wordsworth Books.
DAY BY DAY: POEMS ON GRIEF, TRAUMA AND HEALING
Day by Day, is a collection of poems written during one of the darkest times in my life. The loss of my uncle, who was the closest person I had to a father, died after losing his battle with pancreatic cancer in June of 2019. My writing reflects the anger, grief and impact of such a deep loss in my life. My writing is and was the only way I could communicate the overwhelming and isolating emotions related to his death. Written for myself, and those who have experienced such loss. With love, you are not alone.
GUARDIAN ANGEL: POEMS ON TRAUMA, HEALING AND COMING OF AGE
Guardian Angel is a collection of poems written the year following the death of my father figure. They predominantly discuss mental health and healing from childhood trauma.The poems reflect the shedding of shame and secrecy childhood trauma and abuse creates for survivors. Many of these memories I had not shared until my own intensive trauma therapy. This collection of poetry is extremely heavy. It describes abuse I experienced by my biological parents and the foster care system. I have not categorized these poems as traumatic memories are often not organized. They often are shattered into pieces which the survivor then struggles to make sense of.