look at who we are…who you are.
you may have been hurt & abused, but you survived.
stronger than those who sought to hurt you.
rising above callousness & cowardice of those
who could not
look upon your wounds
who backed the attacker – too afraid
to rattle the chains of the cage of submission
built for WOMAN.
you stood up
did not stay bent
you stand out
wearing proudly the badge they put on you for shame
and turning it into a mark of resilience
you know who you are.
beloved, fierce warrior.
no turning back.
the world can be different.
we make it so.
In honor of women everywhere who’ve survived sexual harassment, abuse & trauma, International Women’s Day 2020.