Leigh Greenthorn is a featured poetess on Untwine.Me’s ‘100 Incredible Instapoets of 2018’ and she shares her powerful and real poetry, writings and quotes @leighgreenthorn on instagram. Not only does she move us deeply when she talks about the stigma attached to mental illnesses, she makes us painfully aware of the world of hurt in which someone with mental illness is trapped. When we read her works, we can feel the screams, the pain of invisible wounds that refuse to heal, society’s flawed unhelpful ways, and the endless suffering. We are thankful that Leigh continues to be that voice that sheds light on the issue of mental illness that needs wider acceptance and discussion. Body image issues, society’s unrealistic standards for women, problems in life and love, heartbreak, anxiety, etc., are recurring themes covered brilliantly by Leigh, who has an authenticity that’s rare and not easy to find. She is a gifted writer with a strong voice, and we love reading her brutally honest works. Do check her out!
Highlighted are some great pieces from her page:
Note: We will be featuring 100 Incredible Instapoets of 2018, one at a time. The Poets will be featured in no particular order and this is not a list based on someone’s insta popularity, but a list of 100 InstaPoets Untwine Me loves to read and recommend to our readers. We encourage you to explore on your own and recommend us the ones you love to read as well, through comments on instagram @untwine.me (where we are most active).