She Who Destroys the Light: Fairy Tales Gone Wrong

The best fairy tales are the untold stories, the ones where the powerless take back their power and emerge as the victors, but not before enduring a long, arduous battle with the self and the world. In her debut poetry collection, ‘She Who Destroys The Light: Fairy Tales Gone Wrong,’ Shahida Arabi candidly explores the themes of destruction and resurrection, unraveling the dark realities of abuse, trauma, heartbreak and the survivor’s convoluted journey to freedom, healing, creativity and self-love. This collection provides an uncensored and raw exploration into the complexities of adversity and agency, offering a rare glimpse of what it truly means to survive and rise again from the impact of emotional and psychological violence.

Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 in / 129 pages. Cover: gold foil stamping with luxury matte lamination and spot dull. Designed by KJ Parish. Illustration by Fernanda Suarez. Published by Thought Catalog Books. Printed and bound in the United States.

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