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Tonya Ingram is a poet, author, speaker, and mental health advocate.

Her third book of poetry, "How To Survive Today," is available now.

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"How To Survive Today"

"A brilliant collection of poems." - Rudy Francisco, award-winning poet and author of "Helium"

"By the time you're done with this collection of her work you will have that feeling you get right after time spent bathing in the sun: seen, soft and a little bit stronger." - Rachel Cargle, public academic, writer, and lecturer

"How To Survive Today" is a collection of poems, prompts, and affirmations for those of us still finding our way. 

The book will be released Tuesday, November 26, but you can pre-order your copy now. 

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Advance Praise for "How To Survive Today"

Rudy Franscisco

award-winning poet and author of "Helium"

“'How to Survive Today' is a brilliant collection of poems. Tonya takes us on an intricate journey of heartbreak, healing and everything in between. This book eloquently captures the emotional gymnastics that it takes to reclaim our own joy. 'How to Survive Today' shows us that people who are still healing can also be healers. This book is a guide to rediscovering our own happiness." 

Rachel Cargle

public academic, writer, and lecturer

"'How To Survive Today' is a mirror of reflection for those with heart as well as a glorious invitation to really SEE oneself. Tonya, as always, offers herself through her words as a teacher, friend, muse, and magician. By the time you're done with this collection of her work you will have that feeling you get right after time spent bathing in the sun: seen, soft and a little bit stronger."

Sammy Nickalls

writer and creator of #TalkingAboutIt

"Tonya has created an ode to each and every reader. Reading 'How To Survive Today' feels like a balm, a hug from someone you trust, a reminder of how to love yourself that isn't fleeting—it sits with you and makes your heart its home."

Jon Foreman

Switchfoot

"With nothing but a poem, she wakes me up to the gift of being alive. Of being present to the moment. The beautifully, painfully, awkward joy of being human. Her words sing louder than guitars, drums, and turntables. I’m honored to call her a friend."

Meet Tonya

A friend, creative, daydreamer, and Virgo, Tonya’s writing explores the necessity in taking care of ourselves, especially on the days we feel unworthy.

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