For International Women’s Day 2019, BSC student Zuri Bryant composed a poem to share in Bagheera. This poem explores self-identity and womanhood:
over time I have felt the essence of drifting further away from my truest form, but now I am defining myself as the woman I am…. this is me…..
accepting how emotional I can be
realizing how kind I am
accepting that I always see the best in everyone
realizing how beautifully and unapologetically black that I am
accepting my passion in health
realizing my love of gardening and creating anything
accepting my loneliness
who’s to say that one experience is better or worse than yours?
you? me? them?
well I know my experience is valid
and as a human who is proud to be a woman I feel