‘A Woman I am’: International Woman’s Day.



A WOMAN I am – 

today I say it with élan,

for a lifetime I spent 

living it up to any man:

I don’t need 

to show you my muscle power,

or cover my love

for lipstick, diamonds, flowers.


I’d still appreciate 

your romantic gestures 

over moonlight walks, surprise gifts, 

candlelight dinners:

And won’t hide my tears, 

sensitive or feminine side either,

even if I’m now ready and able

to pay for all you might offer.


A feminist I am, 

so like my own I’ll respect

your time, success, endeavours:

But don’t underestimate 

the power of my perceptive mind – 

for it’s steely, however kind:

I’ll dare you to stand up

to my discerning might,

also can beat you at a marathon,

without dropping my baton – 

for I’m self-assured in my stride.


“I’m a feminist. I’ve been a female for a long time now. It’d be stupid not to be on my own side.” – Maya Angelou: Everything I’ve written, particularly the four new books, (ref previous posts) upkeeps this view…in respecting men equally and always keeping their perspectives in mind alongside woman’s. As I firmly believe…just like success, respect begets respect – we have to not only learn to respect ourselves but also men’s perspectives – which we women tend to forget in our feminist assertions.


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