Hi! I have had many similar experiences. This is a great share and takes courage to be so bold. I applaud yours and Peace be with you too brother!
I also wanted to share that a good friend of mine Simran Singh (You can check her out at www.iamsimran.com and www.1111mag.com.) and I are going to be co-hosting a monthly Poetry Cafe conversation space on the Stereo App (voice app only - I will send deets if interested) starting on April 13th at 12:30pm EST. The show will last an hour or 2. I will be inviting a few poets from this venue to come on and read some of their inspiring poetry. If this sounds like something you would be interested in please send me an email address where I can send further details. This will also be a collaborative space for each poet to highlight who they are and what they do. So if you have any poet friends on medium that you would recommend please give me a list of names and I will reach out to them. The first show will be called poetic justice and I was thnking each poet will read a piece or two that represents what this means to them as well as perhaps a brief explaination of why to be included. Details of that and more I will send via email. Let me know if your interested. Thank you!