(yes, there is profanity in this link but it is artfully used!)
Wind River Alum, Maha Adachi, whose other name is, yes, Hope, gains strength and personal insights through poetry. A working mother of three, wife, and much more, this piece was written and performed in October 2020, between her 2nd and 3rd breast cancer related surgery, As many of us can attest too, we often have to dig deep to find ourselves and move through the many pains that cancer can bring, Maha shares
"I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in the @speakuppoetryseries and share a poem. This is what "showing up and doing your best even when you don't feel your best" looks like. This moment helped me reconnect with myself without the weight of breast cancer anchoring me to the healing sanctuary of my bed. For a brief moment I got to forget the pain, treatments, surgeries and medication."
Click image above for performance:
Poem: Dope Sh!t
Written and Performed by: Maha Adachi
Inspired by music created by my fam: Kenyatta Houston
MUA: Milly Millz
If you wish to to connect with Maha feel free to share a note with Shannon and we'll get you connected! She's is a wonderful authentic and inspiring woman!