Happy woman’s day to all powerful woman in the world.
To those who have proved to be greater than expected and more powerful than the men who have told them to stand down.
To the girls who loved books more than barbies and couldn’t understand why her brother got to eat and sleep whereas she had to clean up after them all
To those who do not keep quiet in a world where rape is as common as dying.
Woman. Rise above the remarks made by those we need to support us on what we can do and what we are no supposed to.
Rise out of the ashes of your burnt dreams, phoenix. You’re not dead. So what is stopping you from fighting back?Nothing should be able to hold you back anymore!
Stand for your womanhood and the people who support you. Shake hands with the women who hate us for our strength. Wish them their own happiness if they try and steal yours. You are more powerful than you know. And that is why you should rise.
By the words of Maya Angelou, we have been written down in history as weak. Fragile. Dependent. Those were all “twisted lies” because we’ve overcome generations of feeling inferior. To the point that our grandparents believe us to be spoiled. “Too smart” they tell us. But that is what they are used to.
But we will rise.
Rise above Paulette Julies’ poem about the role of women. Why should we be in the kitchen instead of out in the field. Why should I have to fight to prove to be the one fit for the job.
I call bullshit! To all those telling us we are not intelligent enough to take on roles previously seen as “male”. Have we not come far enough to show otherwise?
I am not a victim.
I am not a child
I am as human as you and as powerful as it gets. You can throw me down and you can yell at me. But I will rise out of the hatred you have woven around us for centuries…
As a woman, I will rise. And I will fuck you up.