Being a Woman

I fear femininity.

I fear being a woman.

I go through the world on high alert,

Fists clenched ready to strike a blow,

Voice ready to belt out a scream,

Words ready to strike out in defense.


Fear hovers above me,

Subtle like the touch of a spirit.


I fear having my humanity dismembered through rape,

I fear being slapped into silence,

I fear being handed over into obscurity.

I fear that my existence in a female form lessens my humanity.


But ā€¦

I long to be a woman.

My soul longs to live freely as a woman.

My being longs to exist proudly as a woman.

I long to be beautiful, mind, body and soul, as a woman.

I long to be loved, truthfully, as a woman.

I long to be human, dignified, as a woman.


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19 thoughts on “Being a Woman

  1. Being a woman is like opening a pot of boiling porridge while you try to put more maize meal to harden the pap. The inside of a woman is always boiling and no one is ready to listen and this leads to a dead voice that affects the next generation. Everything is choosen for us. We are always told what to do. Our trusts is always betrayed. Will a woman ever have peace. Will a woman ever enjoy being a woman. Will a woman lastly, have freedom?

    1. Well, we are fighting for our freedom, against much opposition from those who claim to be for us. But I do have faith that we’ll be good šŸ™‚

  2. Oh my dear secret mentor, it’s been a long time since I have been here and when I arrive you are on fire. And your fire is burning my behind to really push to publish my books. I wish we could one day meet in person and chat for hours. I love your work and your words, I secretly wish to have a chance to work with you someday.

  3. It can take a while for a woman to embrace herself and her identity. At a young age, we develop our minds and personality based on our surroundings and upbringing. For a lot of women, they take on a role of maturity and responsibility at a young age. Sometimes taking on the role of a parent or learning to care for their future family, therefore losing out on their childhood. In some cultures and countries, it is normal and a rite of passage once you become a certain age, you are then considered to be a grown woman. We are strong and when we come together we are unstoppable. It is an honour to be a woman and I am proud of who I am and my accomplishments.

  4. Iā€™m so proud to be a woman. Some days fears of what could happen creep up, other days I fear for the person who would dare to stand in my way.

  5. Being a woman is tough. Everyone has an opinion on how you should live your life, dress up, look, behave and if you don’t, you get to hear “behave like a lady.” In my interactions with people around me, I always try to show them the fact that there’s nothing a woman can’t do. She can but not in your head, not unless you accept her.
    I think unless we women give up our inhibitions and instead of fighting this battle alone, we all come together, lift each other up and be there for each other, the world will become a better place šŸ™‚

  6. I love the way you end it. Things are fast changing generally. As a man is a male version of man, people are seeing a woman as a female version of man.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the piece šŸ™‚ Yea, women are standing up for who they truly are. Perhaps that’s why there’s so much opposition against yet so much of a fight in us. We’re truly living who we are šŸ™‚

      1. Yes, you got to fight on. Even, we men still need to fight for our rights. Nothing good comes on a platter of gold. Best wishes!

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