In the year of 2022, I became more awake to a world that felt like it hated women. Feeling more unsafe everyday. I remember reading so many posts and articles about women’s reproductive rights— CHOICE—being stripped from them.
I was angry.
I was furious because it’s our body, it’s our choice. Birthing anything into this matrix is life or death from the female autonomy, whether it is human or animal.
I am for all people but I am a woman above all things. Yes I support everyone in their choices but that doesn’t mean I should be stripped or made less of my own.
I felt pain.
I was fearful.
I thought to myself…it was one more thing taken from us, without a choice.
I became educated that the organizations that were created were really out… to hurt… us.
I felt endangered that nowhere was safe, feeling more hate about being a woman than my melanin in my face.
I provide no shade to any choices of inclusivity but there is no need to bring shame to the girl I was born to be.
I’m in my soft girl era so please don’t call me Cis, or a birthing person in and field. Not in hospital, political office, legal writing or representation.
I am a woman, a female, that’s it!
In the voice is HER “…See Us!”
Despite what a law/policy or any other person/thing says
I am a woman
I am a Queen
And deep within my veins words, never change a thing!
My words are why you hear the voice of this woman ring!
-La’Nesha, I Am Why Consultant, Embrace Creative Freedom Co-Lead
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