Rupi Kaur (born 4 October 1992) is an Indian-born Canadian poet, illustrator, and author. Kaur rose to fame on Instagram and Tumblr through sharing her short visual poetry. She received widespread popularity, after the publication of her debut book Milk and Honey (2014), which went on to sell over 2.5 million copies worldwide and spent more than a year on The New York Times Best Seller list. In 2017, Kaur released her second book, The Sun and Her Flowers, leading her to be named on the BBC's 100 Women in 2017. Her work explores relationships, the immigrant experience, and sexual trauma and is considered to be at the forefront of Instapoetry. In 2019, The New Republic named Kaur the "Writer of the Decade"
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The thing about surviving something truly tragic is that it changes your expectations forever. You make do with very little. You're grateful for crumbs. You make the best of small mercies. You endure large trials. You understand that life owes you nothing. You expect nothing, and when something wonderful happens, you don't trust it.
It has become a common feeling, I believe, as we have watched our heroes falling over the years, that our own small stone of activism, which might not seem to measure up to the rugged boulders of heroism we have so admired, is a paltry offering toward the building of an edifice of hope. Many who believe this choose to withhold their offerings out of shame. This is the tragedy of the world. For we can do nothing substantial toward changing our course on the planet, a destructive one, without rousing ourselves, individual by individual, and bringing our small, imperfect stones to the pile.