When I found Reyna Biddy she was sitting on the interlude of Kehlani’s latest album SweetSexySavage. I wondered who the powerful yet soothing voice belonged to. Biddy’s words glided into my ears and I found myself closing my eyes relating to her words so much that it scared me. Her voice held the wisdom of a woman who had been through some things but she wasn’t broken she was healing.
Biddy shares her poetry on her Soundcloud page where she is often accompanied by pianist Mesego. Her words are raw and her transparent voice takes a hold of you and you can’t decipher who’s speaking, you–or her. Wrapped in pain and affirmations Biddy gives women a voice, she shares her wounds so that other women may find healing.
We lean on her words while we dry our eyes, we calmly take in her lessons eager to heal our broken hearts. She released “Message to Women” and held out her hands and grabbed us while holding up a mirror for those who needed to see the truth and not be afraid. It’s her strength during, after, and even before the heartbreak that allows listeners to find their truth and stand firm in it. It’s her knowingness and willingness to uplift other women that makes the truth easy to hear.
Biddy released her book of poetry, “I Love My Love,” and it’s filled with her strong yet vulnerable words.
just wanna say a huge thank you to all of you who have purchased i love my love and who have messaged me letting me know how impactful it has been in your life, and to those who've actually left comments on amazon/goodreads/etc. your support means the world to me, and i literally wouldn't be where i am today if it were not for you. i wrote this book in a span of 3 weeks because i had a story weighing so heavy on my heart that i put absolutely everything else to the side for it. i wrote this book when i was 19, which is probably why it's extremely relatable to so many of my younger followers. i wrote it as a young woman trying to find herself. i wrote it while i was in search for not only love but help. i felt i had so many secrets. so many ugly truths that no one would ever understand. but you all have comforted me in ways i can never fully explain. to hear that i'm "so relatable" is insane to me. i've never felt relatable or understood before. so again, thank you. and i pray, and hope, that regardless of where you are in life, regardless of your circumstance, you choose to believe in yourself BEFORE anything else. i love my love is available everywhere now.
Check out my favorite spoken word poems by Reyna Biddy below.
“A Message To Women” ft. Masego
“Bones” ft. Masego
Bonus: Listen to Kehlani’s album SweetSexyRevenge below.
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