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Here's February's #MightyPoets Poetry Prompt

You can now share your poetry or poetry you love on The Mighty.

February’s Poetry Prompt: What #selflove means…

What self-love means

February is often known as the month of “love.” That’s why we’re partnering with Patricia Wheeler — poet and mental health advocate — and writing poems about loving ourselves.

She says, “We often compare ourselves to other people; whether it be our bodies, careers or relationships. We always talk about loving others and being kind to others, but what about doing that for ourselves? No matter what you’re struggling with, you can always choose to love yourself for exactly who you are.”

We’re sharing a poem Patricia (Trish) wrote below for some inspiration! It’s about loving your body for exactly how it is. Trish has struggled with an eating disorder for over 10 years, and she says, “This even helps me on days when I start having negative thoughts about my own self-image.”

Make sure to check out Trish’s Instagram page — @empathypoetry — and follow her on The Mighty to help spread hope to others.

Patricia Wheeler's self-love poem

If writing poems about #Selflove doesn’t feel like your cup of tea, check out some of our poetry prompts from previous months below:


Here’s How to Post Poetry on The Mighty:

Start by selecting the Post button in the navigation bar.

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  1. In the Post menu, choose Post a Thought. This will open a pop-up window.
  2. If you want, add a title for your Thought in the Title field. Make sure to include the hashtag #MightyPoets.
  3. Write your poem in the Your Thought field.
  4. Don’t forget to include hashtags related to your poem (#MentalHealth, #ChronicIllness, #RareDisease, #Depression, etc.). Including hashtags in your post will make it more likely that the people who follow that topic get to see what you share. Start by typing # then type the hashtag you want to use. You can select an existing hashtag or create your own.
  5. When you’re finished writing your poem and adding your hashtags, select the Post button inside the pop-up window to finish sharing your Thought.
  6. You’ll find your poem in your Profile. People who follow you and people who follow any hashtags you used will see your Thought in their Mighty Homefeed.

Your poem may be shared on The Mighty’s PinterestTwitter, Facebook or Instagram account.

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