Love this poem, Britt.
While I've always preferred strong independent women, it is true they suffer the same jealousies as do successful men. I agree with you, "show up, Every day." There is nothing like purposeful dedication to your life to lift yourself above the pettiness of others.
Britt, first off congratulations on your win! Second, this write kicks butt! I absolutely love everything about it. You have shown that no matter what gets thrown your way you are still going to continue to stand. You go girl! Love this!
I love this. It's a bit of a slap in the face to those who wish to bring women down (at the end, hence the "boom"). This is fabulous and reflects everything I personally stand for as well, we should make no apologies for not fitting in to the shapes society/the media/whoever is trying to squeeze us through. You penned this so perfectly with great flow and beautiful imagery. I haven't read a poem I've enjoyed this much in a while and I'm saving it to my favourites list so I'll never forget it. Thank you. And keep doing you, because if you can produce poetry like this I have no doubt of your unique beauty and strong character.
Now this needs to be posted in every site and every magazine!
Let them know that there are women who are bold enough to stand
up for themselves as well as against those who try to shackle them with
silence. Another write to show your inner strength emerging!!
Congrats on the Win!!!