Full title: OnBecoming (Aesthetic Evolution of the Rising Ancestor)
A poetic memoir by Hokis.
Imagine being a child (a young girl) adopted, unsure about yourself
Because you don’t have all the answers. Where did my ancestors come from?
Why do I react the way I do? Where does my perseverance come from to get through? When traumatic adversities come into play as a teenager into womanhood, where do I turn to?
This collection of personal poetry tells the reader through the wonders of imagery on how realizations, finding the reasons, fighting the stresses, and knowing when to persevere & not give in when it is easiest to do so.
Hokis’ OnBecoming is a wonderful read of linkable poems that connects thematically the traumas (political, familial, toxic masculinity & sexual violence) and turns to feminism & ancestral guidance to help overcome these detours in life. You will feel shattered with her as you turn through the pages, but in the end you become whole. Ultimately to feel resilient to the monsters we all face daily.