From Above the Surface
A collection of poetry encapsulating the power and emotion of matrescence - a journey of healing, release and realisation amongst the uproar and joys of motherhood.
This book weaves words, photography and illustrations to bring to life the journey Nicola is sharing; hoping it will reach and lift others in times of struggle.
From Above the Surface includes the poems Nicola wrote during days of motherhood that were a weighted struggle, when it felt like there simply wasn't enough oxygen to breathe in. Then her words begin to take us upwards, towards clearer air and a space of release.
Honest and true, Nicola's writing is raw and grounding, sending out hope to reach others in times of need.
Words by Nicola Dellard-Lyle
Illustrations by Charlotte Ortegon Rees
Photography by Jo Haycock
Written and designed in Bristol, printed in Gloucester, UK
Dimensions: 129 mm x 198 mm
Length: 84 pages