If you think this genre isn’t deep, you’ve been listening to the wrong kind of hip-hop

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I am a massive hip-hop fan. I’m not only talking about the stuff on the radio because some of those songs admittingly lack substance: I’m talking about lyrical hip-hop.

Rap was created to be a voice for Black people and has been a perfect outlet for oppression and racism ever since.

It has also been a voice for other people of other nationalities that may not have these deep roots in the genre, but still enjoy performing the music and writing the rhymes.

Atmosphere, God’s Bathroom Floor

From a head full of pressure
Rests the senses that I clutch
Made a date with divinity but she wouldn’t let me fuck
I got touched by a hazy shade of god, help me change
Caught a rush on the floor from the life in my…

This is how you can become the writer you want to be without selling your soul

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Lately, I’ve been taking a break from Medium to finish writing my book and try ghostwriting. This has given me some time to think about the habits of other writers on here, particularly new writers.

This is not a hit-and-run on all new writers. If the shoe fits (ie: It pisses you off), I guess it’s about you.

There are many new writers who are very talented and I really enjoy them personally and love reading their writing. …

This is what you should do to market your work, find your tribe, and stand out from the crowd

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If you’re on any Facebook groups for Medium, you have probably seen the posts where people share their latest story and ask others to read it. To return the favor, they announce that they will read and clap for the people who comment with a link.

The captions look something like this: “This is my latest article, read and clap, drop your links, and I’ll do the same for you, let’s support each other!”

Some writers may create these posts because they want to complete their daily reading of Medium articles all at once or they like to read content from new writers. …

How to recognize and cope with a mental health relapse

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As I have discussed in my previous articles, I was diagnosed with Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder after the birth of my first child. I have also struggled with what I thought was anxiety for most of my adult life.

My healthcare team has recently confirmed what I’ve known for a while: That I have had OCD instead of anxiety all along.

When things get out of control, I get very upset. If there isn't a plan, I can’t cope. …

Our negative thoughts are driven by biology but we can fight against them

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Have you ever had a day filled with nothing but positivity, then you have one negative experience and it changes your entire outlook?

This could be a negative comment from a coworker or a small mistake you made at work or home. It is a minuscule thing, yet you still allow it to consume you for the rest of the week. You start to doubt your abilities, your self-worth is impacted, and you feel incapable.

Despite the awesome things you’ve achieved all week, this one comment or mistake is all you can think about. …

How to handle this critical time in your little girl’s life

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This is a subject that is very close to my heart. I grew up in an environment where I was not only allowed to be a little girl, but I was encouraged to stay little for as long as possible.

Girls today look way older than they actually are. They are also getting their periods younger as well. Growing up is on a fast track, just like everything else in our world.

But these are our children, and they should be allowed to be little for as long as possible. …

The experiences of an introvert whose writing went semi-viral

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I love reading about the dark side of the world. True crime and conspiracy theories are favorite topics of mine to explore for fun. I especially enjoy debunking conspiracy theories and acting as an armchair detective for missing person cases.

On the week of July 6, 2020, I decided to write about some of my findings and see if my readers would enjoy learning about these cases. More importantly, I wanted to know if I enjoyed writing about them.

On July 8, I wrote an article debunking a conspiracy theory that the furniture company Wayfair was trafficking young girls via their website. On July 11, I wrote another article about the YouTube channel “The Soft White Underbelly” and whether or not it was exploitative. …

This one’s for you, little one

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Tiny hands
The tiny hands that always reach for me
I hope she never ceases to ask for my guidance
Curly hair falls into her face, attempting to hide her expression
But she is her mother's daughter and her face shows her feelings
A huge smile lights up her whole face
Indicating an effervescence that will last a lifetime
The light I hope never dims with the rigors of life
A hunger for learning that she comes by honestly
She has her father’s curiosity for how things work
And her mother’s frustration when they don’t
She is my little girl
Willow Cordelia

Amy Sarah is a freelance writer who hails from a small city in Canada. She enjoys interacting with fellow writers, dreaming of ideas for her next article, and researching a myriad of topics.

A “Haiku plus one” about the night Michael Whalen became a roadie for Sammy Hagar

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He got drunk one night
Set a job in his sights
Became a rockstar roadie

This was my first EVER haiku, just for fun.

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This is how it feels to have chronic pain

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Trapped in the body of a very old woman
Withering and fading
My joints pop and creak like old wooden floors
A constant ache in my back that I can’t heal
Like an itch, I cannot scratch
They say if I change my diet it will improve
Exercise helps! They tell me
How can I exercise when picking up my child hurts? …


Amy Sarah

Wife, mother, and researcher of a myriad of subjects. I love to write about anything and everything! Writer for The Startup, Better Marketing, & The Ascent👊

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