i see you. i am you. is the most perfect title for Casey-Jo’s debut book. If the name Casey-Jo is familiar, it’s because you’ve heard her as an afternoon show host on 102.7 The Peak. She’s an award winning broadcaster and with the accolades her book is receiving, soon to be a bestselling author too.
This must-have book is a collection of poems, written by Casey-Jo over the span of four years. Her poems touch on everything, from love to heartbreak, loneliness and depression to the incredible joy of living. Each poem is so raw and real, a glimpse into Casey-Jo’s heart and soul. It is as if, she rips her heart out and hands it to us on a platter so that we may mirror her vulnerability and see ourselves far more openly and honestly than we ever have before. You’ll find pieces of yourself in these pages. You’ll find that Casey-Jo’s words touch a deep part of your subconscious, a part that is buried under so many layers that you've never accessed it before.
This is the book our generation needs. Get a copy for yourself, one for your mom, your best friend and for the person you know that is struggling and could use a hand. Get this book if you are ready to open a window to a whole new level of vulnerability and with that, deep humility and healing. i see you. i am you. touches that sweet spot that will break you open and force you to look inside yourself. Spend a few minutes a day reading a poem or two, or sit down with a cup of tea or glass wine and weep (and laugh) your way through the entire book, either way there is something touchingly beautiful and life changing in Casey-Jo’s words. She sees you. She is you.
this is for you the ones who saved my life,
a collection of heartbeats
for the hopeful and the heartbroken
the one who wants to have it all together
but chronically falls apart
the one who holds this book
must be quite similar to my pen
even though its ink was coated with thick doubt
for far too long.
“i see you. i am you.”
explores breaking up with comfort zones
and deep throating vulnerability.
reference these pages when you need
comfort when you feel the loss of love & heartache.
seek these moments when you feel
you can’t breathe,
you’re tired of society’s seven-second attention span,
and social media & the comparison game has you shook.
we won’t shy away from mental health,
life’s suffering, and the not-so-secret pain.
we are curious to mindfulness and our breath.
we are no strangers to growth.
invite yourself to put your phone on airplane mode
and venture into the comforting unknown.
soak up these revelations,
the worldly observations
that nurture our ability to relate to each other
and perhaps even realize that
through the healing power of these life-affirming moments
we are more alike than we may first even see.
Available at Giving Gifts - 4570 Main Street, Vancouver - $29.95, or order online.