How to Be Alone, A Beautiful Spoken Word Poem on How to Be Happy When Alone With Oneself

Filmmaker Andrea Dorfman has captured the heart and the soul of performer Tanya Davis‘ absolutely gorgeous spoken word poem about embracing the beauty of being alone with oneself and how to be happy doing so.

Society is afraid of alonedom, like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements, like people must have problems if, after a while, nobody is dating them. but lonely is a freedom that breaths easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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