Oh god, give me girl poems–
that raw hunger on the edge of adulthood
where heartbreak always hurts the most.
Give me the battered, broken toothed words
of the ones who were spoon-fed fairy tales
until they felt sick with them.
I want the ones whose bellies were bloated
with too many happily-ever-afters,
but who didn’t know anything different:
the ones rewriting themselves into
the knight
or the dragon
trying so desperately to turn that story
into something they could still relate to.
Give me the ones who became
princesses on their own terms–
less pomp and circumstance, more
heir to the throne.
Good god, give me something
I can sink my teeth into.
—  GIRL POEMS by Ashe Vernon

Finding Magic in Everyday Occurrences with @thelittlethings_love

To see more of Corla’s photos celebrating the love for life, follow @thelittlethings_love on Instagram.

(This interview was conducted in German.)

The venturesome flight of a ladybug, a pleasant shadow cooling the skin, the touching lightheartedness of children playing – Corla Schöner’s (@thelittlethings_love) photographs are like a love song to life. And for her, everyday moments are the melody. “They are pure, fragile and at the same time so incredibly strong that they soak our thick skin and, if we allow it, get up in our soul,” says the special education teacher from Frankfurt, Germany.

Corla lets her images tell little fairy tales beyond words, taking the viewer on a journey. “I think that photography can be a way to reach this well-protected and often hidden place within ourselves. A place that not only shelters our desires and fears, but at the same time is the place where our individual freedom, joy and creativity is born.”