Emerging poet & writer finding her way in her world of words and feelings.

She was only just discovering the spaciousness of her introversion. Its breadth and elasticity belie the unacknowledged truths deniable even to her innermost psyche; indulging and dousing those selective feelings out of fear of reprisal from her alter-ego was more than even she could bear. She looked at the ocean…

In the end, what really matters are the stories that we tell ourselves — what to believe, what to doubt. But the trees, they belong to another time. They cannot lie. Marked by man as a useful commodity and as guardians of the Earth, their barks, everything about their being…

Photo by Arseny Togulev on Unsplash

She felt cold. So cold. The bright fluorescent white lights of hospital theatre made everything appear so pristine, sterile and incisive. Just like the cut to her womb, they said they needed to do to save her baby. They all dressed in blue and white scrubs. Soft, reassuring voices. She…

Have you ever felt lost? Unsure of who you are. Unsure of where you should be. Unsure of what to do. Being lost can feel like an ongoing perpetual nightmare or a brief escapade from reality.

Original photography by Li Shen (2014)

There are those never-ending days which can feel purposeless. The summer heat slowly creeps…

Original photography by Li Shen (2018) Sitting down to write (type!) is a good start! And, coffee helps…

If there is anything I have always wanted to do, it was to write. Becoming a writer is not a walk in the park, nor an easy feat that one can accomplish overnight. It may be for some, but not for me! And, it is not for the faint-hearted.

“This…

Li Shen

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