She Is More Wolf Than Woman
She wanders through the days, on her own Too afraid to unpack her heart, too daunted, She’s learnt firsthand from her experiences
Screw Your Self-Help Bullshit
Self-help articles are boring and repetitive. Get a new job, actually quit your job and live the easy life. Screw your self help bullshit;
13 Signs That You Are a Perfectionist
The society we live in acclaims perfectionists for their high standards and their drive to achieve them every time. They are usually successful people, but the price they pay in exchange for success can be unhappy.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
It’s hard to believe that The Rocky Horror Picture Show wasn’t an instant hit, when it was first released in cinemas in 1975. Considering its cult classic status now, it wasn’t met with a great response initially. The film was certainly ahead of its time. What with aliens cross-dressing, pre-marital sex, gay relationships, and a man in fishnets, who has made everyone question their sexuality at some point.
Tips On How to Write a Book Review
A book review includes a summary of a book you have read including how it made you think or feel. You can use excitable language for the great books you've read or you can use disappointing language for the ones you didn't think were so great.
Why I’ve Changed My Mind on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got married to the dismay of a handful of traditionalists, I didn’t think much of it. However, when they started to distance themselves from the Royal Family, I did start to feel as though there was a lack of reverence towards the Queen and the rest of the family on display.
An Angel in Disguise
Head down, beady eyes focused, Tyto took in a deep breath, enjoying the cold night air rushing through his lungs. Filling him with relief and binding him to reality for a brief moment. This was exactly what he lived for - A rush in the dark, and tonight he knew exactly what he needed to do.
3 Lessons I learned from the owl in my garden
I first met Old Birch on a Tuesday evening after work. I went to quench my greenhouse’s thirst when I heard a few hoots above me.
A Pipe Called Peace
Sweet clouds billow from my lips and for the first time in over a decade, I don’t judge myself for their creation. I inhale support, exhale that feeling like the whole world is sitting on my chest. My nervous system softens into equilibrium and I hear myself say the words “thank god” out loud. A beloved plant, an old friend invites me to breathe, laugh, surrender.
News 16th July Story of the day Madame La Fayette led her daughter by the hand as she struggled to break free from her mother's tight grip. The little girl was dressed in a barn owl costume, ready for her first ever stage performance. She ruffled up her feathers from pieces of brown-orange fabric sewn into the carboard by her mother. Mia felt that these feathers could lift her up to the sky, and her mother was just pulling her into the ground, which was not a pleasant experience. The other children were disguised as different birds, tempting with the colours of their feathers: the furious blue, green, yellow, and orange of peacocks and parrots; grey of pigeons; the brown shade of sparrows; and the black intensity of ravens. All the kids were just as excited as they were on their first day of school, except this time the stake was much nicer and funnier.
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A New Look For Your Vocal Profile
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Creator Spotlight: Dane BH
Dane BH is a published poet and author based out of Massachusetts. A spiritual thinker and homey writer, Dane invites her readers in with somehow-familiar phrasing and prose. Like some of the greats, her work expresses the observations we know we've made, but just couldn't convey.
Creator Spotlight: 2021
Let's leave the obvious right where it is and talk about what 2021 wasn't. It wasn't a year shy of creativity; Suri Chan integrated her artwork into her poetry—creating a new layer of depth to her already-intriguing prose. No, it wasn't a year of missed opportunities; Call Me Les broadened resources and opportunities for engaged creators by founding The Vocal Social Society and the Vocal Creators Chronicle. 2021 wasn't a year when hidden gems remained unseen; the work of CJ Miller finally received the attention it deserved. It wasn't a year we took too seriously; Lindsay Rae Brown offered a lighter side to life with every story she shared. Though, it wasn't a year without legacy; Tom Bradbury left a legacy that will forever inspire creators in the Vocal community. It wasn't a year we took on alone; Culture Slate and People! Just say Something! exemplified the effectiveness of true collaborative efforts.
'Denouement Among the Lilies' — Vocal 2021 Year in Review
Last year, I wrote a reflection that spotlighted my favorite stories from 2020. Out of 35,000 stories, I chronicled the ones that stood out; the ones I remembered, logged in a Note on my phone, re-read more than twice, and ultimately shared in my personal iteration of "This Year on Vocal" because they were just too good to keep to myself. That reflection was titled "Am I Here," named after a poem that I will never forget.
We’ve always relied on our creators’ feedback to determine what comes next for Vocal. Since this past summer, we’ve been hard at work along with you, collecting that feedback via surveys and personal 1:1 interviews to get your take on our roadmap for the future. And as promised, there are some huge things we’re working on—all thanks to your input. Now, the first of these huge updates is finally here.
Creator Spotlight: Tammy Reese
Tammy Reese is driven to become the most well-rounded multimedia mogul that the entertainment industry has ever seen. As a celebrity interviewer here on Vocal, she's interviewed notable celebrities in music, entertainment, and pop culture such as Leon, Meagan Good Franklin, Slim & Mike from 112, and Sheryl Lee Ralph.