This week's blog, I'm honored to have fellow poet Marcken Volmy. He's also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founder of Bedrock Counseling, a company that offers a full scope of counseling services that includes teletherapy.

Marcken is gracious enough to share his poem "Beauty" with us. Here's a brief explanation of the piece.

"Women, especially women of color are one of the most marginalized groups of people. As a result of this, women tend to pick up the slack where a lot of men fall short in caring for them. This can lead to a plethora of unresolved mental health issues that can go unnoticed as just a woman being strong again. I wrote the poem "Beauty" in homage to all of the women out there who are persevering through life in spite of it."