Who is Shay Michelle?
I can't remember the exact moment I fell in love with words. It seems as if they've always been a part of me.
After struggling with depression, dealing with an eating disorder, and surviving an abusive relationship, the only way I could process the deepest aspects of my wounds was through writing.
Initially, I kept these intimate pieces to myself, but over the years I've realized that my story is not unlike those around me. I created PoeticallyUnaware on Instagram as a way to show others that they're not alone. The response I've received since then has changed everything.
Art has the ability to transform us - mind, body, and soul. I strive to create authentic, raw content that breaks open the box we hide our pain and secrets in. I've learned that the only way we can heal is by facing the roots of our trauma - by digging our bare hands into it and choosing to take our power back.
I invite you to find healing in this space. Let these jumbled word spur life changing reflection in you, because in that moment, hope will be born.