Poem from a WISE-UP+ 2015 participant

I come from a line of women who get married twice
I come from a line of women who are oppressed, abused and beaten
I come from a line of women who have little right and rarely speak out
I come from a line of women who are submissive but very strong
I come from a line of women who will do anything to see their children doing well in life
I come from a line of women who are strong prayer warriors
I come from a line of women who love looking beautiful for their husbands
I come from a line of women who are full of wisdom and advice to keep one going
I come from a line of women who are bread winners
I come from a line of women who wake up at 6 am and don’t sleep before 10pm
I come from a line women who love cooking and can prepare good foods with little
I come from a line of women who are brave, elegant, tall and full of love
I come from a line of women who are striving for freedom
I come from a line of women who inspire me
I come from them, I am them and they are me

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