I am individual,
I am a fighter,
And I damn well am a woman with a voice.
No single word can describe me,
I am a dictionary of powerful words.
A woman with aspirations that have been shut down,
A woman who has been told my dreams are unachievable because I am
“You’re just a kid!”
But kids can change the world.
I am the future, and I hold this fate in my hands,
I am the fighter who made it through every day.
I am the opinionated one who always argued their views.
Only because I want to be heard
And I will be heard.
Don’t tell me to close my lips and bite my tongue because I can’t!
I have the power in my hands to make a change,
I will risk my life for equality, I will risk my skin to be heard over all the noise.
I am a risk-taker.
I am a fighter.
I am a leader.
I am an activist.
I am a woman who cannot be described in one word.
You can’t describe a human with a dream in one word.
Dreamer isn’t enough.
I am so much more than that.
I am an achiever.
I am a builder of communities.
I am alone.
Alone with my voice,
But if I scream loud enough,
Someone will hear.