Bali, The International Woman’s Day 2018
We stand strong, yet, at times are vulnerable,
Don’t walk all over me because I showed up naked in full trust.
We mostly give, are the nourishers, yet, also we need to receive,
Don’t just take from me because it’s easy to abuse generosity.
We laugh often and at times cry, cry for days on end,
Don’t tell me to dry my eyes because you can’t face the mess we created.
We are lovers, daughters, sisters, soulmates and sometimes mothers,
Don’t reduce me to only one category, because you would be killing a part of me.
We have a voice, we speak from a place of love and experience, we have great emotional knowledge,
Don’t tell me to hush as if I didn’t know the world, you are oppressing the one who gave you life.
We are young and beautiful, yet we age and change,
Don’t look at me just because I am pretty, but also because you see my strength, my soul, my true beauty.
Honour me, in my power and times of weakness, in my joy and sorrow, in my youth and maturity, in my good and bad days. You are here to protect me and to help me grow.
But know it, I am not easy, yet I am worth it, however, if you give up on me, you, are not worthy.
I am here to nourish you, to support you, to heal you, to help you grow into your better self. Together we can step into our higher beings.
But it is going to hurt, we are both going to suffer, yet when there is love, it is worth the pain.
Love me, trust me, protect me, respect me and I will give myself to you , yet, I promise myself to not get lost in love and grow, grow as a woman in her multifaceted self and multiple identities.
I shall not forget myself to whom ever I give myself……
To all the beautiful women I know, the ones I still have to meet, and those I will never encounter. Be strong, be brave, be female.