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July 14, 2015

I Choose Truth.

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Warning: naughty language ahead

Dear world,
I would like to make an agreement with you.

I will show up every single day speaking, living, loving and walking only my truth.

There is so much in our world that is not true.

The more I walk in these shoes, and experience I realize that not everyone is authentic.

Not everyone cares if the story is the truth.

People care about money.

People care about publicity.

People are willing to write sh*t for clicks.

People are willing to compromise, settle and sell out instead of saying, “F*ck you. This is my story. This is the truth”.
Experiencing this makes me want to walk taller, louder, stronger.

Not only for myself, but for this world–for we need truth like we need the air circulating through our lungs.

Every word I write to you is true.
Every experience I share is not altered, sensationalized, nor victimized.

Being a victim is not the solution to our problems.

Our world needs humans who are accountable and empowered.

Who stand up when they are wronged, or bullied or pressured.

Who speak their truth, even when it’s hard and scary.

I promise I will show up transparently, and give to you words that are all the truth, all the time.
You have my word.

With fire,
Janne

 

Author: Janne Robinson

Editor: Khara-Jade Warren

Image: Courtesy of the author

 

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Janne Robinson

Janne Robinson is a 21st-century feminist beat poet. Her voice haunts with the legacy of early feminists and poets such as Gloria Steinem, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac. Her no sugar shit prose cuts with the honesty and simplicity of Bukowski and the romantic reliability of Kerouac. Her poetry leads like a woman, walking with fire in the footprints of Steinem—breathing sexual liberation, choice, and overall championing women to their birthright of not only equality but leadership.

Robinson notoriously states that her career is to “share slabs of her heart for a living.” Her ability to capture the human experience with unrefined sincerity makes her an incredible force in the modern landscape of personal expression.

Her loyal following of enthusiasts on social media are there not only for her brutal honesty and lyrical grace but also for her lifestyle, which is a mirror of her devotion to joy and refusal to work to work to work to die. Robinson’s films and art shit on the societal “shoulds” and norms and encourage people to ‘build their own box’. She is an outrageous idealist and master at effortlessly marrying the life she wishes to live with her work, and this enrages and inspires many who believe they are trapped.

Robinson’s foray into directing and the multimedia world was in directing a spoken word poetry film in NYC involving 18 women reading the lines from her poem, “This Is For The Women Who Don’t Give a Fuck.” The film was a viral sensation online and was nominated for the 2016 Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards.

Janne is very much so crowning at the beginning of what is and will be a triumphant career, and she has begun so with the hearts of millions indebted and watching as it is rare to stumble upon a woman who makes revolution nature.

You can connect with her on Instagram or at her website.