Rupi Kaur fans? Meet Jasmin Kaur, author of When You Ask Me Where I’m Going, a heartstoppingly gorgeous novel filled with poetry, prose, and some damn pretty illustrations.
Jasmin’s poem “Scream” went viral, and the poems in her debut novel are no less powerful and heart-wrenching, telling the story of a young woman who fled violence and trauma to raise her daughter in North America. The illustrations are done by the author herself, and they add a really stunning layer to the story. So stunning, in fact, that we wanted to take some of them for ourselves!
Pulled straight from the pages of When You Ask Me Where I’m Going, scroll down to save these wallpapers so you can carry Jasmin’s genius around with you all day.
‘When You Ask Me Where I’m Going’
- “I come from women who spit blood between verses.”
- “I gave you my most delicate thoughts and they would seldom land somewhere soft / No sharpened edges in your chest ever melted to fresh water like a told myself they would / Maybe this is where my ice comes from”
- “There will be days when your crown feels too heavy / This is when you will learn of the strength carried within your own shoulders”
- “Fold the unfinished poems of our people into paper lanterns and release them / Let light fill all the spaces where words cannot yet go.”