Author: Skylar Liberty Rose

Burnout Is Not Beautiful

  "Something I often forget to say, and it’s so important, is the significance of self care and how that has to be incorporated in all of our efforts. And…

Creativity and the #MeToo Movement

  Women have long since poured their suffering and struggle into creativity.   For a large part of our history, we were denied a right be open about our daily…

What is Creating Courage?

  What is Creating Courage?   #CreatingCourage is a way for us to claim our own space and share our self-expression through creativity.   It’s a way to explore how…

Creating Courage: What Creativity Means to Me

  I am passionate about creativity.   I believe that creativity is alchemy. When we create, we pour all of our thoughts, feelings and unprocessed emotions into the inception of…

Someone, Somewhere

  Someone, somewhere, is leaving this World at the very time I am writing these words. Someone is crying. Someone is celebrating. Someone is on a stage receiving rapturous applause.…

The Weight of One Contented Hour

  I was thinking this morning about people who pack arenas with motivational speeches and inspirational summits.   They have names like Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk and Gabby Bernstein. People…

The Boss Babe Label and other Things I Want to Burn

  The spaces seem to be getting more slender. The templates feel ever more rigid. As a woman in the world, I am frequently asked to fit into a mold…

My Wish for You Today

  Today, may you be loved. As you are. Without needing to add or subtract, or increase or lower.   Today, may you be heard the first time. With space…

The Inconvenience of Women’s Anger

  It begins as part of our childhood and it continues throughout our adult life. It is woven into almost every thread of every society. It is something we are…

Be My Revolutionary Valentine?

  Thank you for letting me land in your inbox today. I come with love. The kind of love that looks like change. The kind of love that tastes like revolution.…

Think of the Brand! (And Other Ridiculous Rules That Make Me Want to Drink a Vat of Wine)

  It's been a while.    And recently I've been wondering if it would be longer still before I posted. It's been a beautiful and difficult summer.    Beautiful because…

12 Mantras for Creating Courage

  Courage comes in many forms. Some days we feel like the world is our arena and our courage seems to come so easily. Other times, it’s harder to come…

15 Things I Have Learned (or Remembered) in the Last 48 Hours

  1.  Grief reveals us. It strips the skin from us and shows us who we are without the day to day adornments that we layer up with. It also…

I Am Dreaming of All the Things

  I am dreaming. Of all the things. The things They said I couldn't have, couldn't be. And yet I can and I do have them. See me here? Having…

There Are 206 Bones in My Body

  There are 206 bones in my body.   There are 206 names for those bones. Names I don't know, or barely know.   The bare bones of me are…

You Are Everything You Need to Remember

  I was six years old when I learned that I could escape into stories and immerse myself in a make-believe world which existed within bound pages of print.  …

The Light of This Morning

Winter feels like a lover that cannot leave. Claiming a stake on the last days of its seasonal affair.   The light of this morning has found me with a…

The Skin I Used to Live In

The skin I used to live in was stretched so tightly over me.  Stifling.  Suffocating.  Silencing.  But they liked me in that skin They supported me in that skin I…

What Actually Happened

  "What actually happened was that he was urinating".     These were the words that were said by the male NYPD officer standing in front of me. I stared…

A Shout Out to All Those Struggling with Body Image

  I recently shared the photo above on my social media feeds. They are before and after pics with a slightly different slant.   Before: Weight low. Self-esteem lower. Obsessed…

Lessons Learned from an Ancient Spirit in a Modern World

  My mind cannot recall the memories. But my skin does.   My body holds each experience like collected treasures from so many lifetimes ago.   The lines and crevices…

Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend

  A couple of weekends ago I went food shopping and, along with the other groceries, I bought a big bar of chocolate. When I picked it up in the…

A Story of Self Acceptance (Notes from a Woman Who Made Her Own Rules)

    “It is not the critic who counts”. How many times have I read those words from Theodore Roosevelt? How many times have I repeated them?   And yet,…

Look for the Lighthouses in Your Life

  There is something about lighthouses that soothes me. They offer guidance and safety. They signal hope and home.   And so often recently, I keep thinking that's all we…