Witness. Seeker. Phoenix. Carrier of the flame. Pilgrim. She who rises. From whimper to roar, raw vulnerability to insistent joy, Sprout: Authenticity is calling, calling, calling your name.
"Let's love this life enough
to set her free of chains
and fear and faux
and silence . . ."
--De Jackson, "Listen," page 8
Last month, Sprout: Surrender eased in with gentle whispers on feather-breath. Now? Authenticity releases a wild roar, a primal yes, a fierce and fearing-less rumble. We are here. We are scared and we are sacred. We are divinely drawn and earthkissed. We are fire and ice and sugar and spice. We are raw and real. We are contradiction and completion. We are here. And we are claiming our name. At last.
"There is a story here, within
of wounds opening us,
pinning stars to our bodies
and filling us luminous
down to the bone . . ."
--Jenna Whittaker, "Love Letters," page 9
In these pages, you are holy, you are held, you are whole. You are fierce and free. You are tattered and rising. You are escaping into wild blue. You are claiming your birthright. You are silent no more.
Sprout online magazine: issue twenty-eight is now available!
Join me (Amanda Fall) and ten guests in one of Sprout's most passionate and intimate issues to date. Authenticity's warmly colored pages pulse with revealing poetry, essays, art, creative prompts, interviews, and more (PDF instant download).
Triumph over a past riddled with family addiction, abandonment, and abuse with Hali Karla, whose Thrive interview speaks to you as one beloved, holding nothing back. "Whisper something true" with De Jackson, whose "Confession" will catch your breath. Cozy up with Sprout's creativity coach, Natasha Reilly. Embrace life's "glorious mess" with Maureen Helms Blake's new column, Weeds & Wildflowers. And don't miss suzanne l. vinson's raw and real discovery, along with her tantalizing giveaway (enter to win a candle set featuring suzanne's colorful artwork and "sacred strikes").
"I have kept my mouth shut
while truth beat
against hidden teeth . . ."
--Amanda Fall, "Lioness Rising," page 49
Purchase your copy here (only $6):
Release your roar with us:
+ 60 full-color pages (PDF instant download)
+ original mixed media backgrounds
+ handwritten notes from me to you
+ art, photography, poetry, essays, prompts, interviews
+ Thrive interview (Hali Karla), Community Garden (Angie Richmond, Jenna Whittaker, Catina Jane Gray), Today I Will, much more
+ interactive features honoring our #sproutmag gathering (celebrating messy joy, simple goodness in our everyday life, & art journal exploration)
+ creative prompts to cultivate authenticity in everyday life
Guests in this issue:
Hali Karla, Catina Jane Gray, Jenna Whittaker, Angie Richmond, michelle gd, suzanne l. vinson, Julia Fehrenbacher, Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, and Natasha Reilly
Thrive interview series: Hali Karla
Community Garden: Angie Richmond, Jenna Whittaker, Catina Jane Gray
Sprout is designed to uplift & inspire,
celebrating hope & healing even among life's bumps & bruises.
May these love-filled pages bless you.
May these love-filled pages bless you.
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