That is what I am.
Though I shrink to hear the way the word is sometimes used to manipulate,
I am woman. But I am also free and strong and here.
I believe myself capable of many things.
At times the weight of ‘woman’ pulls me under my capability. I should be beautiful and charming and reliant on the way others perceive me.
I am a woman.
The juggler of all the stars around me. Flying in and among the rage of the children as they figure out their freedoms in their small bodies that are forever detained by the seeming whims of their adult people.
We are free, but we are also restrained and constrained to our setting, to our wishes, and the wishes of other people who we cooperate with in order to shape the world we settle in.
Constraints that push us further into creative ways of breaking free.
Restraints that urge us to live our lives within them, but also with that delving that reframes our restraints into the beauty of a world we chose.
The world we get to form,
Who change things.
That sounds like something I could go for.
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