Woman, have you been hanging your head down lately? Have you been doubting yourself and questioning your capabilities more recently? Is it because of that one person who said you are too weak to do this and that? Is it because of the whispers and stares whenever you (rarely) feel confident and feel like strutting to wherever you want to go? Or is it the endless news and articles of how women raise their voices and yet they are not heard?
Well woman, in case you forget, I am here to remind you that you are more than all the negative things you are thinking right now.
You are more than your weak stereotypes.
You are more than the terms “soft”, “sensitive”, and “dramatic”.
You are more than anyone you compare yourself to.
You are more than your insecurities each time you stare in the mirror.
You are more than the term “chick” or “little b*tch”.
You are more than a man’s–or anyone’s–beck and call.
You are more than their expectations.
You are more than the catcalls and whistles.
You are more than the whispers and dirty looks.
You are more than your screams falling on deaf ears and your bruises staring at blind eyes.
You are more than anyone’s judgment and disbelief.
You are more worthy than you think you are.
You are more beautiful than you see yourself as.
You are more special than how others treat you.
You are more courageous and stronger than anyone else.
You are more intelligent and skilled than what others perceive of you.
The society and people may be hard on us but remember that you have a whole community behind you.
Because, woman, we are so much more.