I took the Liberated Lines course for the first time last week. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect beyond "7 days of poetry and photography prompts," as promised by the website, but I knew Alisha Sommer, was one of the women leading the course, and I knew that every word of hers I'd ever read seemed to stir something inside of me, and make me remember things about myself that at some point I'd forgotten. So, I was excited to begin, despite not being entirely sure what was ahead.
When I was in high school, I watched a movie called, Fools Rush In, about a million times. It was a sweet RomCom, and I have soft spot for RomComs. Plus, Salma Hayek is in it and I love Salma Hayek. Toward the end of the movie, Hayek's love interest turns to her and says, "You're everything I never knew I always wanted." I love that line, and it's how I feel about Liberated Lines... almost.
The course was everything I didn't realize I had been needing.
There were places inside of me that needed a voice, but I didn't even know they were there. The unique and beautiful way in which Alisha Sommer and Robin Sandomirsky crafted each prompt gave those parts of me a chance to speak.
I feel lighter, clearer, and freer after this week of amplifying myself, and I am so grateful to Alisha and Robin for creating this space.
To learn more about the course, check out the link above. There's another session coming up in April that I've already marked in my planner. I hope you'll try it too.