I give a damn.

Tea and Madness

And when it falls into silence again, the void echoes fills me with wonder. Wonder only because I no longer remember if this small entity isn’t real or if it whispers the truth.
Moonlight

C. Streetlight’s memoir, Tea & Madness, is a collection of prose and poetry separated into the seasons of her life. Each season is inspired by her experiences: grieving a lost baby, understanding depression, anger, betrayal, surviving rape and the acceptance that she cannot forgive. Balanced somehow within the darkness is the wonder in motherhood and empathetic relationships. As her seasons change, she continues trying to find the balance of existing between normalcy and madness.

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C. Streetlights’ voice is unique, powerful and reminiscent of an old soul equally wise and profound. It’s a touching poetic way of painting her world.Jacqueline Cioffa, The Vast Landscape
There is something in these pieces for any woman to identify with–as a daughter, granddaughter, wife, mother, victim, or champion.C. Wooden-Hills
I read Tea and Madness …when I was experiencing the depressive side of my personal brand of madness.
… her poetic voice is finely tuned to avoid the pitfalls of dumbing down the impact of personal trauma. A. Abelard


“It’s sort of miraculous to wake up realizing “I can” after years of being told “You can’t.”

C. Streetlights

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