You may not know her struggles, her pain, her fears, her worries. You may not know because she refuses to tell you. She’s been thought to be weak so telling you would make you think less of her, she fears.
She wears her scars well and hides them when she needs to.
But by God, you will surely feel her passion and see her fire. If you dare close your eyes, she will burn them off.
She’s been lied to for ages that she’s less than, that she’s not worthy, that she ought to know her place
But no more.
Light has come and now she knows – there’s no “place”. She will stand where everyone stands cos she’s you and me. She’s human.
She’ll embrace her dreams and chase them.
You’ll call her fiery and hot but it wont be because of what she’s wearing or the curves of her body. It will be because of her soul, the strength of her mind and the depth of her heart. It will be because of her tenacity as she chases her dreams, the way everyone does.
When she runs, when she yells, when she cries, when she sits in your office, when she speaks to you, remember:
Woman is human.
Happy International Women’s Day 2017