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Ebook Details
  • 09/2020
  • 9780985552756 B08GBZH2W2
  • 223 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 09/2020
  • 9780985552749
  • 235 pages
  • $10.99
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2020
  • 9780985552763
  • 235 pages
  • $17.99
Rise Unstoppable

Restore yourself to your original wonder with soul-awakening self-love poetry and prose!

 

  • Rise Unstoppable is an uplifting self-love poetry collection that amplifies the beauty and intrinsic power of women and girls. 

 

  • From self-care affirmations to the celebration of accomplishment, this book takes you on the path of self-awareness, acknowledgment of one's needs and, stepping into your courage to transform into an unstoppable force.

 

  • Among the themes are self-created barriers, personal trauma, unhealthy relationships, workplace challenges, and the social and racial injustices that many of us face.

 

  • Rise Unstoppable is organized in the following chapters: Self-Care, Transform, Amplify, Rise, and Unstoppable. Each section offers comfort, encouragement, and perspective on life experiences.
Reviews
Stradford’s (I’m Rising) third collection continues the project of feminine empowerment and tenacious autonomy begun in her previous volumes. She celebrates “womanly powers” through poems grouped into sections titled “Self-Care,” “Transform,” “Amplify,” “Rise,” and “Unstoppable.” Many are bold declarations of self-improvement; the poems deal with personal trauma, psychological healing, and political struggles. “I celebrate me / guilt-free,” the speaker declares, as the book traces a journey of acceptance, love, and heartbreak.

Stradford’s experience as an artist and architect aids in the design of this intimate paean to female power. Simple but poignant line drawings illustrate women in varied stances, including crying, falling, transforming into a tree, or caught amid an inferno. Though some titles (“Gestures”) boast occasional instances of third-person perspectives, most are written in the first person, balancing stark claims like “I am an original creation / a colorful masterpiece” with a humorous acknowledgement that the speaker is “Not for Everyone.” The collection is successful in its presentation of a contradictory self and in illustrating its central thesis that “There is healing / in facing our pain.”

This penetrating compilation will particularly appeal to women looking for inspirational and powerful reading. With titles like “She Is Invaluable,” “Believe a Woman,” and “Superwoman,” Stradford makes it clear she’s setting out to inspire women. The poems are more explicitly therapeutic and empowering than most, and Stradford’s distinctive style, marrying minimal uncertainty with plentiful exhortation, challenges her audience to delve into self-exploration. Readers will love the book’s encouragement to exercise “the capacity we all possess to transform and rise to be an unstoppable force.” This collection of poems about female self-empowerment will appeal to readers seeking psychic fortification in dark times.

Takeaway: This collection of intimate poems about female empowerment will appeal to readers seeking psychic fortification in dark times.

Great for fans of: Rupi Kaur’s Milk and Honey, S.M. Keat’s The Stardust and Her Magic, Alexandra Vasiliu’s Blooming.

Production grades
Cover: B
Design and typography: A-
Illustrations: A
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Readers' Favorite

“It’s not often that a book of poetry can double as a source of personal inspiration as well as a garden of beautifully sown seeds that grow into memorable lessons.” – Donna Parrey, Readers’ Favorite

Readers' Favorite

“Let Us Breathe… is just one of many brilliantly worded creations you'll find in Rise Unstoppable…Michelle G. Stradford has done a wonderful job in writing such a powerful and thought-provoking collection of poetry.” -Tiffany Ferrell,  Reader’s Favorites

Readers' Favorite

“At times reflective, at times reminiscent of the poet’s experiences, but most importantly, inviting readers to break free from the shackles of limiting beliefs and not be hemmed in by pain or trauma. Rise Unstoppable is inspiring and delightful to read, filled with insights and powerful images. It is the poetry that celebrates you.” – Jose Cornelio, Readers’ Favorite

Readers' Favorite

“Pain. Life. Rise. Unstoppable are some of the words of expression that the reader will feel, witness, and experience in Rise Unstoppable. I highly recommend this collection…” - Vernita Naylor, Readers' Favorite

Readers' Favorite

“The collection is not just for poetry lovers; the poet's words are for everyone who wants change, growth, and transformation in their lives. This book is a keeper because it can be read many times and will encourage readers to release themselves from the bondage of unhealed scars and be restored to their 'original wonder' (Original Wonder)”. - Mamta Madhavan, Readers' Favorite

News
09/01/2020
Ebook Debut's as No. 1 New Release

Rise Unstoppable is the No.1 New Release in Poetry About Places on Amazon this week. 

09/09/2020
Rise Unstoppable Paperback & Hardcover Is Available

Restore yourself to your original wonder with soul-awakening self-love poetry and prose!

Rise Unstoppable is officially published as of Sep. 6, 2020 in paperback and hardcover formats. The official launch date of the ebook remains Sep. 22, 2020.


Completing Rise Unstoppable during one of the most challenging times many of us have experienced has been a fulfilling journey. With all that 2020 has ushered in, it has been a godsend to have writing to help me remain centered. I appreciate all of the support and encouragement I have received from family, friends, and readers.

Rise Unstoppable is now available in paperback and hardcover formats on all major book retailer sites, including Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and soon to be Indiebound.

I truly hope that you enjoy this labor of love and find at least one piece that speaks to you.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 09/2020
  • 9780985552756 B08GBZH2W2
  • 223 pages
  • $4.99
Paperback Details
  • 09/2020
  • 9780985552749
  • 235 pages
  • $10.99
Hardcover Details
  • 09/2020
  • 9780985552763
  • 235 pages
  • $17.99

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