Feature and Challenge #4: Nayyirah Waheed / by Foot Notes

Nayyirah Waheed is the author of two poetry books, Salt (which she describes as a "journey through warmth and sharpness"). This collection of poetry explores the realities of multiple identities, language, diasporic life, the self, community, healing, celebration, and love’) and the recently released Neima. A US-based writer who has gone from strength to strength in recent years, Waheed's poems deliver searingly beautiful images and messages in the space of just a few lines.

"if
the ocean
can calm itself, 
so can you.
we
are both
salt water
mixed with
air."

Challenge: What is one mantra that keeps you going through the day? Write it down, making it as precise and concise as possible.