Last updated: Jan. 31, 2021

About Lark Morrigan

Welcome to my little home (er…bird’s nest) on Medium!

Selfie taken by the author (with her signature bird’s nest hair).

Bio

Hello. I’m Lark Morrigan. I’m glad you are here.

As a poet and writer, I’m currently in the stage where I’m just trying to put myself out there, prove to myself that I can overcome debilitating self-doubt, and become a better poet and writer than I was when I started out — nothing more but certainly nothing less.

I don’t have a niche and don’t see why I should box myself in by picking one. Most of the time, I write poetry and self-reflective musings on personal growth and mental health. I am simply here to express myself creatively and cultivate my own style and voice as a writer.

But who am I really? That’s something I can’t exactly define or am crystal clear about 100% of the time, which is why I find value in personal writings — the act of writing out anything I’m feeling and processing in the moment and turning abstract thoughts and images into words that resonate with readers in order to make them feel like someone out there gets what they are going through. It can help to know more about who you are and identify what you want to become.

You’ll notice I write a lot about self-worth and am pretty open about inner tension, neuroticism, and the desire to be more than what naysayers have said I could ever amount to. I’m not afraid to delve deeper into darker emotions because I find that articulating them is far more conducive to personal growth than simply repressing them or pretending that their existence doesn’t affect me.

I find that reading other people’s personal essays helps me make sense of my own struggles, so I hope to do the same for readers.

Where else can you find me besides Medium?

  • Official website
  • Twitter (I’m more active on here, and you’ll see a side of me that doesn’t appear in my writings, but hopefully you find it at least mildly entertaining)
  • Instagram (I’m not very active on here, but feel free to follow if you like what I have so far)
  • YouTube (for poetry readings)

Contact Me

The best way to reach me is through the contact form on my website (the first button you see on the homepage). You can also direct message me on Twitter or Instagram (whichever you prefer).

Featured Pieces

If you want to get a gist of what my poetry is like, read this first:

A combination of literary analysis and practical self-improvement in an essay:

An introspective essay on a major mental paradox I’ve had for a long time and why it fuels my process:

An encouraging essay on why you should pursue your dreams (in a genuine, non-hack way of course), in spite of initially not being good at them:

A counterargument against hustle culture in traditional blogging listicle format:

My birthday piece with thoughts on what a good life means to me:

Andrew Yang and UBI political satire:

Free verse poem about defying Asian stereotypes as a creator:

If there’s anything else you’d love to know, please leave a comment!

Special thanks to Zulie Rane for inspiring me to create a pinned author bio post.

poet seeking the ethereal. writer exploring the inner mind. bird in spirit longing for home. website: larkmorrigan.com

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