Yesterday I was limited
Restricted by a patriarchal order
Chauvinists spoke for me
I was unheard
My voice was incarcerated.
Yesterday I was helpless
Marginalized by stereotyped norms
Decisions were taken on my behalf
I was a hidden persona
My concerns remained unvoiced.
Yesterday and Today I learnt to listen
Exposed to a new social balance
A world where I could speak for myself
I became heard and visible
My vision was comprehended.
Today I am boundless
Liberated and unlimited in my thinking and expression
Now I speak for myself and all that I care about
I have found a new sense of balance
My priorities were noticed.
Today I arise
Speaking out and standing up for what I believe
Now I am active and creating ripples of change
I am a bubbly change maker
My dream has unfolded.
Tomorrow I will stand out
Among others liberated and empowered
Then we will stand together in solidarity
We will bask in the ecstasy of our new found power
The influence of our unleashed VOICES.