I am flawless because I am strong from once being weak,
I am not flawless because they told me to shrink,
I am flawless because I am successful and will threaten a male,
I am not flawless because I cannot be as sexual as a male, or so they think.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie:
“Because I am a female,
I am expected to aspire to [being straight],
I am expected to make my life choices
Always keeping in mind,
That marriage is the most important”,
But I am not going to be property to a male.
What if I marry a girl?
Will I still be important?
As Bey acknowledged from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
“But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage,
And we don’t teach boys the same?
We raise girls to each other’s as competitors,
Not for jobs or for accomplishments,
Which I think could be a good thing,
But for the attention of men.”
Momma taught me how to work for mine,
Daddy taught me how to love my shine,
My bestie taught me I should speak my mind,
My woman makes me feel so fine.
You’re born, flawless
Wake up, flawless
Graduated high school, flawless
In college, flawless
My body, flawless
My artwork, flawless
I was born like this, I was born like this
We flawless, ladies tell ‘em
I woke up like this, I woke up like this
We flaws, ladies show ‘em
Say, “We look so good everyday”
We were born looking this good
And we shouldn’t change it even if we could
And they can say what they want
God sculpted me like this
Why change the way our flaws make us flawless?