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Remembering my "why"

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If you follow me on my author page - www.leilatualla.com or on my social media, you would know that yesterday, I did my very first poetry reading along with different writers at an event in my hometown called, "Get Lit at the Main Pecan."

I read through my piece a few days before and choose the two poems that I wanted to read. I was ready but nerves would surface the closer I got to Saturday.

When it was my turn to speak, I COULD NOT get through the entire reading without breaking down. In hindsight, I should have read my words out loud. I sat down and calmed my beating heart and closed my mind off of the negative thoughts. I was convinced that there is no way I was going to do this again.

And then in that room of almost thirty people, I had three different mamas walk up to me and share their stories. 3 women, 4 including myself, talked about our own preeclampsia journeys and the mental and emotional damage it did to us. This journey - my book - was a way for me to heal and…

Storm of Hope: God, Preeclampsia, Depression and me (a book)

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UPDATE 7/2017:
I wrote a poetry collection/memoir about my experiences living with Preeclampsia during my second pregnancy in 2015. I was dealing with pregnancy anxiety that stemmed from my first pregnancy and having NICU memories with my daughter. I ended up with postpartum depression and wrote as much truths as I could. I hope that you'll come to find my words wherever you are in your season and find hope and faith in your beautiful mess.