Hello Tribers! I’m so absurdly excited to be a part of the Tribe of Poets team and I’ve been having a blast interacting with all of you via comments and DMs!
Let’s get the basics out of the way: my name is Hannah and my IG handle is @theanxioushopeful. I often sign my pieces with my initials ‘hh’ so you’ll see that used more often than my name. I’m 27 years old and I currently reside in Denver, Colorado with my husband and our cat, but I’m a fiercely proud Southern Californian who misses authentic Mexican food. Every. Damn. Day.
For about as long as I can remember, I have used writing as an emotional outlet. I used to want to be a songwriter, but I could never get the melodies quite right. So, I stopped trying to put melodies to my lyrics and they became poems. Granted they were just as bad as poems as they were as lyrics but everybody starts somewhere and nine-year-old me thought they were pretty kick-ass.
Poetry and music have always coexisted in my life. When I was applying for colleges, I severely struggled with choosing between the two. I chose music and ended up going to college in Boston, MA for Vocal Performance but always carried around journals to scribble in. I was fortunate enough to have had a few extremely encouraging professors who helped me realize that I am the person I am because I’ll always have both.
After writing throughout all of my schooling, I stopped for almost seven years. There were a variety of factors, but essentially, it just felt like that part of my brain went dark. It took over a year’s worth of practice to get it back up-and-running again.
So numerous short stories, failed blog attempts, and melancholy poems later, here I am on Instagram. My first IG poem went live in October 2017 and I’ve been posting just about every day since then. Most of the work I post is handwritten onto sticky notes or photographed right out of my journal because this is a personal journey for me and I want us to experience it together.
I am just so thrilled and honored to be on this team with Eleven and can’t wait to see all of the amazing places Tribe of Poets goes. Thanks for welcoming me into the Tribe and I look forward to chatting with you all and growing our community together!
a peek at some of Hannah's poetry:
Please join me in welcoming Hannah into the Tribe of Poets family! She has been an incredible help and teammate since she's started and I could not ask for a better person to be growing this community with!
love & light,