Cover Photo: Acceptance  by Lauren Suval


it is so exquisite for you to see

my thorns that protrude and

shadows that mask the light

and to still love me.

how pure it is to see a love

that makes it easier to love myself.

Lauren Suval studied print journalism and psychology at Hofstra University, and she is a writer based in New York. Her work has been featured on Psych Central, Thought Catalog, Catapult Community, and other online publications. Lauren's e-book “Coping With Life’s Clutter” and her latest book, “The Art Of Nostalgia,” a collection of personal essays, can both be found on Amazon. She loves to be followed on Twitter @LaurenSuval and on Facebook @LaurenSuvalWriting.