2015 International Women’s Day: A Woman’s Worth by Ashanti Holliday



A Woman’s Worth by Ashanti Holliday

She gave life. She is a wife.
She is a mother and she is a friend.
She is a sister a survivor to the end.

Appreciate her, we don’t dare.
Ask her worries, we don’t care.
Wipe away her tears, they are invisible as air.

She works, cooks and clean.
She laughs, helps comfort, and hides her pain.
When you struggle she pulls you through

All this is she and what do we do?
Complain and create a mess.
Provide stress and leave her feeling depressed..
Push her away and ignore her advice.
Tell her she is nothing without thinking twice.

She was raped tortured and abused.
Told she was nothing and would always be used just for pleasure forget her pain.

She swallows her pride, put her feelings aside.
Does as you need in order for you to be free.
Ignores your ignorance and tolerates your flaws.
You call her Bitch, Slut, Hoe and Tramp
She answers with pride dignity and a complete loss of self.
You call her nothing.
I call her Strong, Smart, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, Tolerant and powerful
I call her WOMAN!

The piece is a wonderful tribute to women worldwide and as the International Woman’s Day approaches, Children should celebrate your mum and sisters, fathers and husbands should celebrate your wives, daughters and female colleagues, mothers and daughters too should celebrate themselves because a woman is special and unique.
I will celebrate my mum and every woman in my life because they are Strong, Smart, Sensual, Caring, Giving, Surviving, Tolerant and powerful. You too should!
The theme for 2015 is ‘Make It Happen’ with a dedicated hashtag for social media. So join the conversation, wish a woman close to you a Happy Women’s Day.

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