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{ issue 44: TENACITY }

You are grit and grace. Tough and tender. Raw and real.

Phoenix soul, I see your never-give-up determination. I see your fiery commitment to crafting the life of your dreams. I see your tireless daily intention to live with meaning and depth.

You are the new revolution, the next generation of hope and healing in this world.

Roll up your sleeves, gorgeous. You've got this. And we've got you.

You are the person who gets to decide how you live your life. No one else. If something isn’t working—change it. Give yourself the time and space to dream. Quiet the noise of the voices around you. When everyone else’s voice falls away, what do you hear?
— Carly Mojica, Truth Tribe interview, The Phoenix Soul: Tenacity


in every issue:

60 full-color digital pages (PDF)

vibrant art, intimate interviews, revealing essays, gaspworthy poetry, soul-stirring prompts

handpainted pages, handwritten love notes

interactive features honoring our #thephoenixsoul gathering

  • Amanda Fall: editor, publisher, creator, chief gatherer of good

may you feel seen. Heard. Loved. Just as you are.

The Phoenix Soul: Tenacity

In these heartpounding pages, we respect and celebrate one another, in our tiniest victories to our most earth-shaking ones. We honor and allow our whole stories, even/especially when they include what we once called failure or shame or regret or giving up. We trust that every crash-and-burn leads to our next phoenix rising.

I thought I knew what tenacity was: digging in, gritting your teeth, getting through. But when does a strong grip become suffocation? When do we need to let go?
— Amanda Fall, My Story

guests in this issue:

  • Carly Mojica, Truth Tribe interview

  • Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Shannon Connor Winward, & Bianca Schreur: Grit & Grace participants

  • regular contributors: Maureen Helms Blake, De Jackson, Julia Fehrenbacher, suzanne l. vinson, Beth Morey, Teresa Robinson, Carissa Paige

  • additional guests: Carly Mojica, Jenna Whittaker, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Shannon Connor Winward, & Bianca Schreur

I felt instantly exposed, my introvert-heart laid bare, the ‘quiet one’ called out and found lacking. [. . .] How many times have I longed to just fit in, to banish the ‘quiet one’ from my being? But even while I berate her as weak and judge her unworthy and unlovable, even as I tell her time and again that she is not enough, she remains steadfast . . .
— Jenna Whittaker, "The Quiet One," TPS: Tenacity
With every motion of my tired hands I undo decades of family living. I kneel on the very spots where dreams were born. Where hearts broke. Where feet walked away, only to return. Where other feet walked away and never came back . . .
— Maureen Helms Blake, Bitter & Beautiful column, TPS: Tenacity

Determination had become synonymous with holding on; letting go synonymous with quitting and abandonment. The value of tenacity was reduced to ignoring what there was no longer grace for doing or being in order to honor what had been promised . . .
— Teresa Robinson, Evolutions column, TPS: Tenacity

Discover your startling strength with us in Tenacity:

I fought hard to keep my family together, spoke my truth, gave voice to my inner thoughts like I never had before. I started to be true to me . . .
— Bianca Schreur, "I am the phoenix soul," TPS: Tenacity