The Girl With The Smile – A Collection Of Poems by VANESSA CHICA – raw, sensitive, emotional, humbling, brilliant, love, poetic beauty.
Vanessa Chica Ferreira writes from deep soul searching. As you read her poems, you sense that with every line she met more of herself with sweet emotion. In her poetry book The Girl With The Smile – A Collection Of Poems by Vanessa Chica, her honesty and humility is awe-inspiring. She writes of family, culture, childhood, heartbreak, loss, forgiveness, passion, body image, vulnerability, acceptance, self-love. And her words express love with such depth; to the point that you fall in love with them — connecting to her poems – finding yourself hidden between the lines – finding comfort in how they inspire you to move forward.
The message you receive from The Girl With The Smile: Love. And continue moving forward towards love.
This Is Us
This is me
Disconnected from her womb
Trying to make my way back
Before she’s gone
Knowing that cannot be possible
This is us
This is me
I love you, Mami – by Vanessa Chica
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Educator, Writer, Performance Poet, Vanessa Chica Ferreira is a New York City Educator, Writer and Performance Poet. A lover and supporter of all things creative. She began to share her poetry in 2013, at the Poets Passage in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
This frightening yet liberating decision has led to a whirlwind of creative endeavors. Vanessa Chica has featured at various events such as The Smokin Word, Urban Juke Joint, Capicu Cultural Showcase, [email protected], The Nuyorican Poets’ Café and The Bronx Museum. She has performed at The National Black Theatre in poetic theatrical shows “From the Page to the Stage,” “Misconceptions,” and Misconceptions too” produced in part by The Sunday Writing Circle/ The Full Circle Ensemble. She was a panelist for “Mujeres at the Mic,” bringing the Nuyorican experience, at The Association of Writers held in Los Angeles (2016).
She published her first poetry book titled, The Girl With The Smile (March 2016). Vanessa Chica believes there is strength in vulnerability and she is becoming stronger every day.