Out of Adam, I was borne
Flesh of his flesh, i was made whole
As a strong, beautiful woman, phenomenally.
These scars are not my own
but a part of the pain etched
on my face even amidst challenges
as a girl, woman, wife and mother…
These arms have carried many nations
These breasts have fed any nations
A product of lash judgments about
my personality and appearance as
a black, white, Hispanic and Asian female
A reason for unnecessary hype, profiles
all caught up in name brands like “bitch”,
mistaken for strength, ambition and intelligence
Phased by the manner in which I speak,
outspoken, never meek
Perceived as haughty and belligerent in
cases of self defense
Labeled as a whore, slut for the way
i dress and walk with a flattering confidence
Closed through a filthy perception of femininity
these times have embraced
Encouraged by social media and television
A cause for ridicule in sections of society
A product of stereotype that perceives
Femininity as a weakness…
Quick to misunderstand, in a rush to be
dismissed and judged.
Unaware of the strength within
ignorant to the radiance that is
the hue of being female.
The eyes are the windows to the soul,
and a woman’s soul bears sincerity and truth
Emotion which is also the seal of a woman’s
Soul. Her heart is the doorway to love.
As a girl, innocence provoked
with grace and virtue
As a strong woman, intelligent and supportive
As a loving wife, tolerant and respectful
As a mother, loving, nurturing and kind
For a mother’s heart is vast and glorious
Through the ages, females have evolved
to match with these times,
In education and different profession;
Some also taking on roles in a home.
Fleeting change that now builds
females all over the world,
giving birth to the strong, intelligent,
hardworking women in society.
Girls, women, wives and mothers
as they triumph with grace and elegance
Ignore the stench embroidered with
double standards and stereotypes
Rise up, work hard and do not
become a stereotype
Stash the labeled stuff back to the
The baseless judgment and ignorance
Appreciate being woman.
Comfortable in your skin
Proud that you are woman-
Beautiful, strong, intelligent.
Much more than a gem-
Priceless to a cause-
Queen and Mother of Nations.
Woman, rise above the stereotypes.