Rebecca Canup

Hi there!

I am Becky Canup, a Canadian poet, and writer. I’ve been walking my poetry journey since I was 11, picking up a pen and piece of paper and jotting down anything and everything that came to my mind. As a child, I journaled, wrote on napkins in restaurants, plane tickets, anything I could get my hands on. Writing has saved me from dark moments, it was my rope in times of rock bottom in my life. Since then, writing has become a deeply seeded part of me.

“It is to me, like breathing.”

I believe that in every person, there is a beautiful theme taking root from the inside, waiting to be written and read. My burning passion for the written word ignites the flame that lives deep inside.  I speak words of romance, heartache, rage, sex, nature, love, and magic.

I write with soul, write with purpose, write with fire. Please enjoy some of my pieces and my blog.
Love,

Rebecca

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Find the beauty in your own weathered pages
when your spine has split and your text has faded

You may never have your chapters all typed out in indented paragraphs
but you are more than a soul typed out in Times New Roman

It is time to learn, and read and be and burn.

It is time to become the fire 

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~Page 173, Women Born in Fire 

I grew up with a resounding message from the people I was attracting into my life- I was “too much”. 

I asked for reciprocation, vulnerability and openness, and was always met with resistance and fear. 

I got to a point where I started to believe I would never find what I was looking for- 

People who understood me, valued me and saw me for who I was. 

A man who loved me, and loved my fire and tenacity. Who saw it as my strength, and who would cheer me on when I was in my power, or who would wrap me in his arms and embrace my softness. 

A community of people who actually loved my words and appreciated my art. 

I said fuck it and gave up on myself for a little while. It looked so easy for other people, to just jump into shallow relationships and spend their time avoiding instead of connecting. And then I realized I couldn’t live like that. 

I couldn’t just give up and not live a life that felt authentic and true to me. I couldn’t not set myself on fire. It isn’t in my nature to be watered down and docile. 

I want fire starters and knock down door kickers in my corner. I want lion tamers, witches, trail blazers, CEOs and dreamers. 

I want artists, wordsmiths, painters, photographers, singers, musicians and dancers. 

I want those with a thirst for life and souls who are not afraid to say “here I am, this is all of me, even my gross shadow bits. 

Cuz guess what people, we all got ‘em. Even gods and gurus have shadow parts. 

I want god damn magic. 

And I’m not willing to give up on that ever again. Because believe me, those beautiful people are out there. I have had the privilege to be in process, conversation, and love, with a lot of them. 

And I, myself, am one. 

So believe me when I say you will never be “too much” anything, for the right ones. 

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Be so immovable 
that any kind of harsh word 
leaves you 
unshakeable

write letters of hope
to remind yourself daily of your power 

walk into a crowded room
shoulders straight back
with a smile so bright 
your head held high
because you are 
a force of nature 

you are capable 
of anything and everything
you have unlimited potential

say it louder
say it LOUDER
say it L O U D E R

Never stop reaching 
Never stop REACHING
Never stop R E A C H I N G 

Until you reach the moon 🌙 

📸 by @emilieiggiotti 

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Trauma and inner demons are scarier than any ghost or vampire 

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Hello Edmonton and surrounding areas! I am excited to announce an intimate autumn evening event at one of downtown Edmonton’s trendiest boutiques!

We invite you to join us for a fun evening out with a glass of wine, a poetry read & shopping on October 21st, 2021 5pm-8pm!

Tickets are $5 each and can be found in the link in bio. Each ticket includes access into Miss Boss & a complimentary glass of house wine. (Please read our COVID-19 restrictions)

Miss Boss will be giving a 25% discount on all clothing exclusively for this event! 

COVID-19 Restrictions:  5 tickets will be sold per 1/2 hour to allow us to follow our 1/3 capacity limit guidelines (5 customers in store at one time), continue our sanitization station at entrance and payment station, follow social distance measures and wear masks at all times in store.

Due to Covid restrictions there are limited tickets available, so make sure you get yours ASAP! 

Link in my bio for tickets, or they can be found on the @missbossyeg website! 

@missbossyeg 
@burnforwords 

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Fire runs in these veins
cut me and I don't bleed
I burn

~Page 17, Women Born in Fire 

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Fall in love with a wild wild wild wild
woman

Be wild for her 

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“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” 
~Jim Rohn

Surround yourself with people that
push you to do and be better. No
drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times and positive energy. No jealousy or hate. 

You just simply bring out the absolute best in each other, challenge each other, and best of all, raise a glass and cheer to each other’s fire 

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Just as the power of the collective is becoming increasingly obvious on this journey, so too is the power of collective unconsciousness to which we contribute to when we deny our own wounds and refuse to embrace our own darkness. 

We always have a choice as to which we align ourselves with, but if we are to bring our burgeoning soul to the most positive fruition, we must choose consciousness all the way and expose our wounds, whilst surrounding them with love. We must allow the healing power of the universe to do what it does best- heal. 

~Burn For Words 

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Light and dark, 
Yin and yang, 
Fire and water, 

You and I

~Everything has a challenge and a balance

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If anyone ever asks me to tell them a story
I’ll tell them a tale about a warrior
The one who fell so many times
But who managed to rise

One who used to cry in the night 
Only to get up at sunrise and put one foot in front of another 

One who’d been beaten up 
But was never defeated 

A warrior who would fight for life
And no matter the battle scars she acquired 
always won 

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📸 by @emilieiggiotti 

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Tis the season ☕️🍂🎃

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"Life is not merely a series of meaningless accidents or coincidences, but rather it is a tapestry of events that culminate in an exquisite, sublime plan."

~Serendipity 
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Grateful 🙏 
Each and everyday 

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Cake for breakfast is perfectly acceptable right?? 
🍰🍰 🍰 

Nom nom nom 

@the.avid.wanderer 
@melissakerychuk 
@rebelfoodanddrink 

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