Author: Skylar Liberty Rose

4am and Other Reluctant Friendships

  4am is my newly found acquaintance. One that I was never interested in making.   She's as punctual as they come. Every morning, right on time. And even though…

Let the Moments Seize You

  "You know how everyone's always saying seize the moment? I don't know, I'm kinda thinking it's the other way around. You know, like the moment seizes us."   That's…

It Is Not the Storm That Slays Me

  I saw you today. The dark clouds gave way to thunder and when the lightning chaser sparked up the sky, I saw your silhouette.   I'm not sure how…

Humanity Is Hurting. It Is Time That Love Wins.

  I do not pretend to understand a world in which guns and rapists are acceptable but love between same sex couples is deemed "wrong".   "Wrong" is the fact…

To the Man Who Asked Me If I Swallow

  A few days ago, as I was walking from the subway to my apartment, I was stopped by a man who began speaking to me. I had my headphones…

The Women Who Said Yes to Themselves

Warrior woman, I see you.   I see you every day.   I see you as you walk past me on the street, weaving through crowded avenues, your feet sinking…

An Invitation to Listen to Your Intuition

  We get so caught up on following the "right people".   This is often based on the number of followers that person/company/cause already has.   "Oh, they must be…

Meditations for the Mind That Won’t Shut Up 

  I remember being in India five years ago. I was traveling from place to place and volunteering as I went but I was also exploring my own spiritual journey.…

Do Not Dilute Your Joy

  A while back I read a post written by a woman who was sharing her happiness at her one year anniversary with her husband.    Amongst the congratulatory comments,…

Things I Know Today: I Am Scared and I’m Alive

  Last month was a tough cash flow challenge. Skating on such thin financial ice is not something I enjoy. It's not something I enjoy sharing, either. And yet here…

Our Symphony Has Stopped. A Letter to My Lost Love

  Here I am, on the other side of everything we fought to get through. And here you aren't.   Our love has sat on a dusty shelf for thousands…

Lover, You Cannot Keep Me

  There, in your eyes, I just caught your nakedness. The swiftest second of a truth that can only ever come from our irises and never our lips.   I…

Kisses of Torn Truth. The Seduction of a Creative Storm

    I am feeling thorny today.   My soul, not so gently, nudged me awake too early, wanting attention, demanding food. It has a voracious appetite for rich morsels…

The Burn of the Creative Torch: Notes from a Fired Up Writer

I got all fired up this week. Maybe there was some full moon crazy going on, maybe my inner Leo needed to do some roaring or perhaps my heart just…

Can You Set Yourself Alight With True Life?

  Can you climb out of your mind and seep into the pit of your soul, catching the echoes that come back at you. Can you let the need fall…

Dear Stomach Hanging Over My Jeans: You Are Awesome

  In 2009 my body was a bit of a mess. I’d had an acute attack of pancreatitis which had left me hospitalised and drained and hot on the heels…

Finding My People and Coming Home to Myself

  Birth to 38.   I was on the outside. Looking in. My face pressed up against the glass. My fingers leaving telltale smudges that spoke of longing. Of wanting…

For All The Women Who Came Before Me

  Long before my beating heart emerged into this lifetime, the earth felt the footfall of countless other warrior women who came before me. Too few of their stories made…

Until We Are Impossible to Ignore

  The wild moon watches over the world with lashes heavy with tears. She sends out a soundless plea for an awakening.   For every pair of eyes that stop…

10 Things I Want to Know About You (And 10 Things I Don’t)

  Turning forty is something that is remarked upon often in our society. It's an age that is associated as a pivotal point. A definitive year. Yet most of the…

The Creative Call and What It Means to Honor It

  Come, let me take you on a journey.   It’s a journey into the depths of who you are. It’s a new path, yet it is hauntingly familiar.  …

Who Cares What They Think? (Why You Don’t Need to Fit In)

  When was the last time you felt as though you didn’t fit in? As though you were on the outside looking in at everyone else? Maybe it was when…

The Words I Wish I’d Known Then (a Letter to the Child I Once Was)

  These are the words I wish I’d had whispered to me, many moons ago. When I saw a stray dog on the street that I went home and cried…

Who Have You Judged Today?

  Who do you think the person standing next to you in the coffee line is? Who do you think the teenager that just raced past you in the street…

The Way of the Female Warrior

  The female warrior roams the lands of each earth. She knows the hue of every sky and she’s felt the tears of countless raging storms.   She knows the…

Let’s Wear Wild {Poem}

  Let’s run away And taste the clouds We’ll dream the moon And dance the waves   Let’s lose our minds And forget our fears We’ll live the nights The…

Depression or Suppression? Where Do The Silent Screams Go?

  I often feel like there should be a room, a safe place, where the broken people can go when it's all too much. Where we can just fall apart.…

The Splinters Within: When Depression Divides A Family

  Depression is the creeping ivy of the mind. It scales walls and winds around windows. Its grip is clinging and clutching and its dark leaves cast shadows on even the…

15 Mantras for Fierce Females

  In honor of fierce females everywhere. These are for you:   1) Know your worth. Know every drop of the wonder that you are. Don't discard the parts that are…

Bulimia Is a Bitch: Losing Control and Finding Freedom

    I remember an ex-boyfriend once saying to me that eating disorders were born of vanity. He believed that it was the desire to look good that drove image…

The Taboo That Still Surrounds The Aging Woman

  Vintage wine is savored. Vintage cars exclaimed over. Vintage clothes coveted. Yet the vintage woman remains uncelebrated.    From the moment we are born society sets expectations of us.…

What I Know at 40 That I’d Tell Myself at 20

  Picture yourself in your mind's eye twenty years ago. Who do you see? What shaped your world at that time? If you could go back to that instant, what…

The Dream That Life Forgot {Poem}

  She had kept the best china In the cupboard  Safely stored For the perfect moment  That never came  Dust covered dreams Long forgotten by life  The bitter pill Of…

Tell Me {Poem}

    Tell me, do you know sorrow like me Are there shadows in your heart Where pain hides Where shame takes shelter   Do your footsteps leave an imprint…

Where The Wild Things Go {Poem}

  I want to forget What I am compelled to remember The lies born from imaginations That are not mine   I want to take my faded hopes My jaded heart…

The Words

  Ever since I can remember the words have been there.   Right from the start.   They were there on laminate strips in an old cigar tin that I brought…

The Way She Was

In 1921 Winston Churchill was appointed Colonial Secretary, Ivy Williams became the first woman to become a member of the English Bar and King George V opened Southwark Bridge in…