Rosalind Jones’ first book of poetry, And in the end., is a story of healing, growth, and perspective, and a testament to resilience, grit, and self love. Jones’ poems, written between 2018 and early 2019, detail a year of intense turmoil and trauma. Only after setting her work aside for several months was she able to rediscover these poems and see their strength.
And in the end. speaks with all of the reassurance of your older self looking back on a younger, much more terrified you, letting you know that you will make it through the hardships in your life. While this book is a collection of poems specific to one person’s experience, it can also be a tool for anyone needing a best friend, a companion, or a cheerleader. It’s Jones’ hope that people who read this book feel empowered to pursue their own journey of self love and community.
Rosalind Jones (she/her) is a Los Angeles-based writer, poet and activist. She has written for the Ms. magazine blog on topics of international feminism and women, peace, and security (WPS). She currently works as a grassroots organizing in the #MeToo movement to end sexual violence in all forms, and also serves as the National Education Coordinator for the youth-led nonprofit Operation Period, which works to end global menstrual inequity.