Michelle G. Stradford
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About Michelle G. Stradford
Michelle G. Stradford is an award-winning bestselling Author, Artist, and Photographer who creates written visual and inhabitable art. In addition to poetry, she has written short stories and fiction since adolescence. Her writing style is contemporary free verse, as her goal is to create poetry and prose that is relatable, connects with, and is inspiring to her readers. Michelle uses her experiences and writing to build a platform that encourages women and girls to own their power to overcome challenges and crush their goals.
Michelle has had the privilege of traveling the world and loves sharing her interpretation of love, life, friendship, and community. She thrives on using words, art, and photography to tell stories that evoke emotions or make connections with others. She loves the arts, both visual and performing, so checking out shows, and small art collections are always fun to do with family and friends. To wind down and re-energize she enjoys curling up with a great read or pulling out her acrylics and watercolors for a little painting. She also likes to sketch, experiment with her camera, and take on creative do-it-yourself projects.
Connect with her on Tiktok @michellestradford, on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest @michellestradfordauthor, on Bookbub and Twitter @mgstradford, and on Goodreads @michellegstradford
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Waves of You: Love Poems is an emotional expression of profound and passionate love language intended to be made your own.
Meant to be read aloud to the one who shares your heart, it is brimming with blooming romance, enduring love, and alchemical connection.
From “sun-drenched smiles” and “wide-eyed wonderment” to “sanguine summers” and “umbrella-lined beaches,” this collection of whimsical poetry “will carry you…into a boundless sea” of love.
No, I cannot end
your waves of pain,
but I will lift you up
raise you higher,
so, you can rise
In this collection, you will find heartfelt poetry and prose celebrating romantic love and the joys of falling in and sustaining love in all of its fluidity.
The book begins with playful flirtations and the ebbing and flowing moments of falling in love, and then moves to the sensations of physical connection. It ends with the sweet rewards of lasting love.
This pain will not become
venom on my tongue,
poisoning everything I taste,
putting at risk all I own,
making all the choices
I dare to make
-an excerpt from At All Costs
Like a trusted friend who's always encouraging you, allow these words to uplift you when you want to feel that you are capable of anything.
Fill Up on Hope with Self Love Notes
Self Love Notes is a collection of uplifting poetry, affirmations, and quotes celebrating unconditionally loving ourselves. It not only inspires but also invites the reader to nurture their hearts with accepting compassion and gratitude.
This message encourages us to love and appreciate our whole selves, despite our flaws and self-defined inadequacies, yet continue to strive for growth. It is intended for those who need to be reminded of their self-worth and know that they are loved.
My beginning in life
has not been easy,
nor was it fair or pretty.
But I hold onto few regrets.
The rough road cast the armor
of my impervious shell,
creating a sustainable
updated version of me
that is nearly unbreakable.
For all of this, I am grateful.
Organized in three chapters; Worth, Vision, and Uplift, this book is perfect for the self-doubter, overthinker, and anyone on a healing journey from past adversity.
Restore yourself to your original wonder with soul-awakening self-love poetry and prose!
Rise Unstoppable is an uplifting self-love poetry collection that amplifies the beauty and intrinsic power of women and girls.
From self-care affirmations to the celebration of accomplishment, this book takes you on the path of self-awareness, acknowledgment of one's needs and, stepping into your courage to transform into an unstoppable force.
from the bondage
of unhealed scars.
Allow your butterflies
to return and hover.
Feel them flutter.
Let the excitement
in again to accelerate
and restore you
to your original wonder.
- Original Wonder
Among the themes are self-created barriers, personal trauma, unhealthy relationships, workplace challenges, and the social injustices that many of us face.
Rise Unstoppable is organized in the following chapters: Self-Care, Transform, Amplify, Rise, and Unstoppable. Each section offers comfort, encouragement, and perspective on life experiences.
Powerful and inspirational self-love poems, prose, and mantras take the reader on an emotive journey of empowerment through life's triumphs and tribulations.
This uplifting book is more than a mere collection of poetic musings. It serves as a powerful tool of self-love and personal transformation that belongs on every fierce soul's bookshelf-or better yet, on their nightstand for their daily dose of inspiration each time they rise.
She longed to soar,
transform the world
on iron wings.
Built for life’s brutal forces,
its’ turbulent wind shear,
untethered without fear.
So, she left the comfort,
Took the hard leap,
and grew some.
- Iron Wings
"I'm Rising" inspires one to tap into their infinite potential so they can overcome any obstacle that appears on their unique path. Through heartfelt storytelling, alliterative diction, and soul-awakening themes, this empathic work instills each reader with an unwavering sense of perseverance, courage, and compassion.
I'm Rising is organized into three chapters entitled Evolving, Resilience, and Rising to aid in finding those special words meant for us.