10/10 – Read this book right now!
Milk and Honey is a viral sensation written by Rupi Kaur, a 24-year-old Torontonian that is originally from Punjab, India. Milk and Honey is a poetry book that’s divided into 4 Sections; The Hurting, The Love, The Breaking, and The Healing. It’s an easy read and very emotional.
The major themes include love, sexual violence, loss, and feminism. It contains poetry, prose, and drawings, riddled with the deepest, most resounding metaphors and it will give you chills.
Kaur’s writing remarkably encapsulates the rape she endured, her broken relationship with her father, past lovers, and self-awareness. Milk and Honey is her first book, but she has already been coined an Insta-Poet based on the incredible traction her poems have received on Instagram.
Milk and Honey is so relatable that it’s impossible not to think that some of these poems were written for you. For a novice author who focuses on trauma, recovery, and self-love at the tender age of 24 it is remarkable how quickly I devoured this entire book *and how many if the poems I snap chatted to friends*. It can bring a powerful perspective to the pain you have endured or overcome in life.
Please read this whether you’re in love or broken – and this book also makes for an amazing gift (I got it for my birthday!).
I am already anticipating Rupi Kaur’s future projects- which have yet to announced yet.