"'I stop for a moment.
You see I am crying.
I cry all the time.
It’s the nature of things, you see."
The Girl in the Garden is a collection of 30 poems from Stanley Park author Sapphira Olson themed around being transgender.
Semi-autobiographical and infused with Celtic myths and legends including the Birds of Rhiannon, the god Lug, and Niamh, the golden-headed daughter of the king of the Land of Youth, the poems give a profound and personal insight into the world of a transwoman.
When Sapphira happens upon the girl in the garden, it is a start of her world been radically transformed as she finds a paradise with a great oak at its center, where the girl lives.
Dealing with themes of emotional, spiritual, and physical transition, abuse, coming out to family, and misgendering, the poems leave a lasting and profound impression. Providing inspiration and hope to those who are transgender and an insight for those who are interested in knowing more about what it is like to be transgender, the collection is a glimpse into this world that is unique and life-changing.
The Girl in the Garden (Year One) is book one in the Origins series, with Year Two planned for 2021.
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Thank you Sapphira X
You've made me laugh and cry. You've made me happy and you've made me angry. I relate to almost everything you've written but it wouldn't have stopped me enjoying it even if I didn't. You are a beautiful person and I look forward to more from you soon x