Because I'm Woman

We were raised to share our thoughts 

But as we grow older we are told our thoughts are not valued My tongue has grown lighter but my brain has grown stronger Because I'm a Woman  We were told that when a boy picks on you it's because he likes you But as we grow older we are cat called The rapid excuse of "Boys will be boys" has become the norm. Because I'm a Woman We were told that beauty comes from the insideBut as grow older we plaster our face to meet the ideal beauty standardWe paint our faces each day to hide what are considered "imperfections"Because I'm a Woman Because I'm a Woman I have learned to listenI have learned it is okay to stand up for myself I have learned that no one is perfect Because I'm a Woman   

This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world



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