Coming Home is a collection of more than 100 poems and letters that bring to light the painful yet liberating process of turning inwards to reflect and reconnect with our true self. It is a journey of facing our truth as well as our demons masked in our resentment, shame and guilt. This book allows us to look into our own thoughts and makes us ask the hard questions. By making sense of our experiences, we can rise above our self-inflicted pain and self-imposed limitations. It is about healing from our past, from heartbreak, and dealing with social pressure while learning to fully accept ourselves.
The author started the book in 2018 and it wasn’t until 2020 when it was finished. The tone and perspective of Coming Home was greatly influenced by the struggles of a traveler being forced to stay in one place for a long period of time. Coming Home also features few poems written in Tagalog dialect, as inspired by the reintegration of the author to her local language after living in another country.