Rupi Kaur Just Revealed The Hard Work She Put Into Publishing “Milk And Honey” And It Will Give You All The Feels

By Biya Haq | 27 Jun, 2018

Rupi Kaur’s book, ‘Milk and Honey’ took off all over the world when it came out, and had millions of people curled up in a ball crying their hearts out at the realness of her words.

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In a good way, of course.

In a recent interview with American late night show host Jimmy Fallon, Kaur revealed all the hard work she put into the famous novel.

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And it had us EMOTIONAL.

The author was on the show as part of a press tour for her new book, ‘The Sun and Her Flowers,’ but started the conversation around her first book, ‘Milk and Honey,’ and how it grew to be such a global phenomenon.

She revealed that she started drawing when she was five years old, Kaur had just moved to Canada from Punjab and didn’t know any English.

Thus, at a young age, she started expressing herself through her drawings.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Via YouTube

As she got older, she began attending open mics, and readings and would constantly be approached by her fans, asking her where they could buy her book.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Via YouTube

And just by the way, not sure if any of you knew this because I didn’t, but Kaur SELF-PUBLISHED her first book.

Matlab, every publisher she approached with her work, rejected her immediately. As a design student in college, instead of studying for finals, Rupi took all her time and energy making her OWN book and illustrations, editing and publishing all on her own.

*Meanwhile us in college*

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Kaur’s poems often criticized for being nothing more than ‘Instagram Poetry’ have touched millions of hearts around the world with her real and raw emotions illustrated by dainty and elegant drawings that may have been one of your phone screensavers at one point.

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At just 22 years old, she stands as one of the youngest most successful poets of our generation and we can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

Watch the whole interview here!

What do you think of Rupi’s books? Her poetry? Are you a fan? Let us know what you think in the comments below! Love you.

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