Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born, Somali-British poet, who writes poems that speak to your soul. Shire’s quotes have been adapted by Beyoncé in the visual album Lemonade. Beyoncé reads them out at the start of each song, and her voice makes the already amazing quotes even more impressive.
Here are 11 Warsan Shire quotes that say everything you’ve always wanted to say, but have never been able to fathom into words.
1. About home.
2. About being happy by yourself.
3. About parents.
4. About self-esteem.
5. When “even your un-belonging is loud”.
6. About being sad.
7. This excerpt from the aptly titled “For women who are difficult to love”.8. About today’s world.9. About immigration.
Warsan Shire is the first contemporary poet whose poems I’ve been able to relate with. I’ve been able to find my voice through her words, and for that, I will always love her works.
Heavy stuff! Do you like Warsan Shire? Have you read Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth? Let me know in the comments!