I channel the spirits of all the women who fought for my Afrika,
the mothers, the slaves taken forcibly.
The mothers left in the villages by their urban trekking men.
The gals who threw stones alongside the boys in the struggle.
The female exiled, raped.
I channel the fearless woman of yesterday.
She says to the strong, battered woman of today.
Take charge & remember no one will hand power to you,
you must take it.