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Songs for Warriors: Poetry & Prose
By Rebecca L. Holland

Series Description:

Music has always been a tool of the resistance.

To sing in the midst of pain and anguish is an act of bravery.

They told her she would never amount to anything-

They said that she was “blind, barren, and ugly.”

But they were wrong- She was a warrior.

In the pages of this collection, journey with the author as she overcomes the anguish of past abuse, the pain of sight loss, and the heartache of knowing that her rare medical condition will never allow her to have children of her own. "Songs for Warriors," is an invitation for you to never stop fighting- even when every day feels like a battle.

Songs for Warriors, is a collection of poetry, micro-poetry, prose, and essays to inspire you on your journey through life. 

In ancient times, poetry was set to music. The bards sang songs of hope and freedom. These songs are for you.

Category/Genre(s): Poetry, Nonfiction, Essays/Columns, Journal Entries
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Rebecca L. Holland:

Rebecca is a Filipino-American writer from Pennsylvania. At heart, she has always been a warrior. Before she was a year old, she needed nine surgeries on both of her eyes in order to remove bilateral congenital cataracts and correct other complications. At the age of four, she developed glaucoma. As an adult, she has had more than thirteen eye surgeries. 

Rebecca experiences the world in a unique way with her low vision.  Her call to serve God and to work alongside fellow underrpresented groups in society has led her to become a fulltime minister. She is learning that sometimes it takes low vision to help the church have new vision. Her personal mission is to work to make the church and the world more accessible for all people. 

Songs for Warriors: Poetry and Prose is her first full length poetry collection. Her chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse, was published in December of 2018 and is available on Amazon. In her poetry, she hopes to inspire others to continue fighting against ableism, sexism, ageism, and racism. We will not let the world erase us. 

Her first novel Cinnamon Rolls & Running Shoes, is an homage to the romances she devoured in her teenage years- only with a unique twist. This time, underrpresented groups, like curvy girls, people of color, and characters with disabilities get the chance to take center stage. Even if you're not a person of faith, you will find something to smile about in this humorous, tongue-in cheek, inspirational romantic comedy. 

 Rebecca holds a Bachelor in the Science of English Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Dvinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  Her nonfiction writing related to inclusion and disability awareness has appeared in Hacking Christianity, United Methodist Insight, Bold Blind Beauty, and CAPTIVATING Magazine. 

Her poetry and fiction have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Drabble, Bonnie's Crew, The Rest of Us Literary Magazine, 50 Word Stories, The Ametyhyst Review, and Keys for Kids Devotional. 

She blogs about Faith, Books, and Disability Awareness at BeckieWrites.com !







Series Description:

Music has always been a tool of the resistance.

To sing in the midst of pain and anguish is an act of bravery.

They told her she would never amount to anything-

They said that she was “blind, barren, and ugly.”

But they were wrong- She was a warrior.

In the pages of this collection, journey with the author as she overcomes the anguish of past abuse, the pain of sight loss, and the heartache of knowing that her rare medical condition will never allow her to have children of her own. "Songs for Warriors," is an invitation for you to never stop fighting- even when every day feels like a battle.

Songs for Warriors, is a collection of poetry, micro-poetry, prose, and essays to inspire you on your journey through life. 

In ancient times, poetry was set to music. The bards sang songs of hope and freedom. These songs are for you.

Category/Genre(s): Poetry, Nonfiction, Essays/Columns, Journal Entries
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Rebecca L. Holland:

Rebecca is a Filipino-American writer from Pennsylvania. At heart, she has always been a warrior. Before she was a year old, she needed nine surgeries on both of her eyes in order to remove bilateral congenital cataracts and correct other complications. At the age of four, she developed glaucoma. As an adult, she has had more than thirteen eye surgeries. 

Rebecca experiences the world in a unique way with her low vision.  Her call to serve God and to work alongside fellow underrpresented groups in society has led her to become a fulltime minister. She is learning that sometimes it takes low vision to help the church have new vision. Her personal mission is to work to make the church and the world more accessible for all people. 

Songs for Warriors: Poetry and Prose is her first full length poetry collection. Her chapbook, Through My Good Eye: A Memoir in Verse, was published in December of 2018 and is available on Amazon. In her poetry, she hopes to inspire others to continue fighting against ableism, sexism, ageism, and racism. We will not let the world erase us. 

Her first novel Cinnamon Rolls & Running Shoes, is an homage to the romances she devoured in her teenage years- only with a unique twist. This time, underrpresented groups, like curvy girls, people of color, and characters with disabilities get the chance to take center stage. Even if you're not a person of faith, you will find something to smile about in this humorous, tongue-in cheek, inspirational romantic comedy. 

 Rebecca holds a Bachelor in the Science of English Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Dvinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.  Her nonfiction writing related to inclusion and disability awareness has appeared in Hacking Christianity, United Methodist Insight, Bold Blind Beauty, and CAPTIVATING Magazine. 

Her poetry and fiction have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Drabble, Bonnie's Crew, The Rest of Us Literary Magazine, 50 Word Stories, The Ametyhyst Review, and Keys for Kids Devotional. 

She blogs about Faith, Books, and Disability Awareness at BeckieWrites.com !