Saturday, October 11, 2014

Empath Lit / My Poem

Hey guys, I just wanted to send you over to Empath Lit where they recently published a poem of mine.

Empath Lit was started by Alexandra Naughton and Dianna Dragonetti, 

"two survivors who wanted to curate a project by and for people who have been victimized, abused, silenced. Seeking poetry, prose, essay/memoir/accounts of experiences, and more formal/journalistic criticism/reviews. Reclaim your narrative. We want to support you."

Amazing, right?

This is an incredible project and I am grateful to be a part of it.  My work, "Father's Day Poem" does carry a trigger warning (re: sexual and child abuse) but I think it's important, now more than ever, to stop being ashamed of my story and to let people know that I am a survivor.  Terrible things happened to me but my life is not terrible.  I made it through the other end.  I was a victim, yes, but most importantly, I am a survivor.  

For any of you who are dealing with abuse and need someone to talk to, I am here.  Please reach out via my contact page or DM me via Twitter @aziadupont.

In the words of Empath Lit, reclaim your narrative.


  1. Thank God you survived. I never had sexual abuse, but I had heaps of mental and emotional abuse.

    1. I'm so sorry to hear of this :( All abuse is detrimental to a person's well being and soul-- I'm also glad to hear you survived.

  2. Congrats on getting your poem published.


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