#WomanOfInterest – Rupi Kaur
February 8th, 2020 by Elizabeth Radabaugh
Rupi Kaur is an Indian born, Canadian poet, writer, illustrator, and performer! She is best known for her first debut book “milk and honey” in 2014, as well as her second collection “the sun and her flowers” in 2017. Our #WomanofInterest this week is a well-rounded and inspirational human being!
Rupi’s performing career started in the basement of the Punjabi Community Health Centre in Malton, Ontario. However, her writing journey began even earlier. She would write poems for birthday gifts and love letters to her middle school crushes. (All proof that art can be created anywhere and at anytime!)
She started sharing her work on Tumblr in 2013 and soon moved to Instagram, adding simple illustrations/drawings to elevate her words.
embracing her roots
If you’ve opened up one of her collections, you’ve probably noticed that all of her writing consists of lowercase letters. This style is referencing the Gurmukhi script, one of the modified scripts in the Sikh culture. She does this in honor of her culture and roots. She enjoys the equality of letters and believes that the style reflects her worldview.
Her work explores themes such as femininity, love, self-care, and heartbreak.
where can you catch Rupi?
Rupi will be on tour for the next few months in major cities like NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles and Miami! Visit here to check out all her tour dates + cities!
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