Where is my Comfort Zone?
Tonight I stood in front of a room of diverse strangers in Fort Myers and was a vulnerable as I have been in a very long time.
"Speak my Peace" is a monthly open mic event run by Gulf Coast Leisure where people share words freely on the mic, either as poetry, music or comedy.
It is another place I have found locally where community is created through Art and I am so grateful these places exist.
They say that when you do something outside your comfort zone, that is when transformation occurs.
All I really remember about my poetry performance is that I could feel nervous energy convulsing through me as I spoke and a few random crowd members felt the need to hug me as I came off stage.
Be hey, maybe you have to physically convulse to transform into a poem-performing butterfly.
I discharged a lot of negative energy through my poem, it was a fun, therapeutic, truthful, real and raw Artful Alternative to me.