Abstrkt Femme

The Guide for the Gifted and Fearless

Mental Risks

With all I’ve been taught,

and all I’ve learned,

which mind isn’t mine to trust?


it’s an “open during construction” kind of thing.


my mind is mine to use,

to destroy and to create.

i have choice over fate.


i am in here, watching,

sometimes laughing,

sometimes closed off.

my mind is mine to use,

not to use me.

my mind is mine to use,

not to appease.


i take mental risks with the life I have.



Katherine Elizabeth Jackson, aka Abstrkt, is a Long Beach to Oakland to Atlanta-based writer, creator and manager of the lifestyle and adventure website, Abstrkt Femme. When she is not creating content for her website she is performing as a Afro-cultural dancer, working in the holistic health field as a Reiki Master practitioner, or documenting her life experiences through photography and writing. She uses her experiences as a multifaceted artist and healer to view the lessons of life from many angles, which she then shares on Abstrkt Femme and in her book, Alive In Everything.

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