Written by the late rapper, poet, and activist Tupac Shukar, The Rose That Grew From Concrete is a simple yet evocative depiction of beauty’s ability to survive despite the circumstances that would ordinarily stifle it.
The poem symbolizes our ability to push through the barriers life throws at us—even while not receiving the nourishment, care, or attention we deserve.
The beauty of the rose, despite its flaws and thorns, represents you, and the concrete it grew from represents your traumas, childhood adversities, stressors, or otherwise challenging times of your life.
Full poem can be read here on the homepage.
Keep scrolling to better understand my chosen name for my psychotherapy practice. I promise you it makes perfect 'scents'...to me at least!
A Trauma-Specialized Therapist + Tupac's Rose/Concrete Metaphor-ic Poem =
[drum roll please!]
The Concrete Rose: Therapy Services!
[and the crowd goes wilddd!]
Now, I'm not great at math but I'm sure you understand the equation.