Tell her she’s lovely because a flower without sun will perish in a selfish sea, ‘Tell Her She’s Lovely’ (c) 2020 Dhara Singh

If you’re stuck in a bit of a rut, I know how that can feel like. Three years ago, I was commuting four hours in any given weekday. I had lost weight and felt the bags underneath my eyes get deeper and deeper.

When a year had passed, it struck me I spent over 1000 hours simply waiting for a destination. I was traveling to a job I knew deep down didn’t align 100% with my purpose.

I knew those around me were getting tired of my complaints, but more than them I was tired of repeating them. I desperately needed a blank slate.

This was a push from the universe to expand my horizons.



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‘Tell Her She’s Lovely’s official release

For you and me, our passions fill life’s voids. If we’re even more alike, writing is the go-to no-brainer.

When it came to filling my long train rides or relaying complicated emotions, I’d instinctively start to scribble poems into my phone’s notepad. As these words claimed space on virtual paper, I’d even share a few on my social media.

Through these single acts of self-exposure, I slowly became more empowered to embrace my side as a writer.

The first time I published my poetry on Instagram (February 6, 2017)

With small and patient steps and a blossoming self-confidence, I changed careers and eventually landed in my dream Master’s program at Columbia University. Today, I’ve woven all these poems into a book showcasing this transformation.

As this is a time when we’re all embracing change and learning to adapt to something unprecedented, I would love to share words that empowered me with you on your journey.

“Tell Her She’s Lovely is a three part transformative journey from conflict, confrontation and ultimately peace.”

Dhara Singh, May 2020

Are you curious what your authentic standout story is?

Let’s collaborate.

If you feel ‘Tell Her She’s Lovely’ resonates, let’s see how we can work together. I’m open to speaking events, book discussions and anything related to improving our mind, body and soul.

“like the blade of a sword smooth without flaws the girl who can hold it remains tranquil but sharp”

– The Girl with the Sword, ‘Tell Her She’s Lovely’
Copyright © 2020 Dhara Singh

Contact the author

Dhara Singh is a New Jersey based financial journalist. She holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Tell Her She’s Lovely is her first book. When she’s not writing you can catch her binge reading self-help books, journaling or listening to Oprah’s SuperSoul Sunday Podcast.

For all inquiries:

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