I never learned to honor the woman that is me
Rarely, if ever, did I see what it looked like
Permission to breathe or even exist I thought was necessary
And so I begged
Pleaded for the space to belong
To be approved
To be validated
And so I partnered with the lie
Held hands with those who dismissed me
Shunned the gift that was me
My touch that could bring life and joy
And why would you throw away life?
And I joined in
Giving away my divine power
To stand in the image that was my Father
To love what He loved about me
To celebrate what He smiled upon
I partnered with the devil
Believed his lies
Believed his image of me
Almost to the death of me
But, here I stand up
Lift my voice for all women
Who are still struggling to find theirs
You are valuable
You are incredible
You are worthy
Of joy and celebration!
I honor you!
I celebrate you!
You are loved!
Don’t fear for your sisterhood arises around you
Come out from the shadows and show up
We stand behind you, with you and for you
We need your beauty
Your resolve and resilience
We need your laughter and wisdom
We need your nurture, your ingenuity
The world needs you!
You are a gift from heaven the Father has sent down to earth
Come out and fulfill all you are meant to be
To hell with the devil and his lies
Step into the truth of who you are
Never surrender or betray her!