To be a woman now
Is to be a woman with impressive prospects
Not more than half a century ago
We were trapped
Ensnared by the prejudice
And belief that we were for some reason less capable, inept.
For this reason, we are obligated.
Indebted to take advantage of the chances we are given.
To pursue education
To fight for our dreams,
If not for ourselves,
In honor of the women who came before us.
The women who were able, but not permitted.
Because of them, we must pursue our dreams.
With vigor. With passion.
And in our convictions, we must be