A Poem for International Women's Day

[over time]

Zuri Bryant

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

accepting me.

who’s to say that one experience is better or worse than yours?

you? me? them?


well I know my experience is valid

honest

fearing

emotional

independent

strong

             and as a human who is proud to be a woman I feel

beautiful

exceptional

radiant

righteous

powerful