Growing up, I always thought my Mum was a superwoman, I still do.

I come from a family where the women are warriors, where they fight without resistance, where they never stop growing. I come from a family of great women without boundaries, one where discipline is key and nothing is impossible. Yeah, that’s where I’m from. So pardon me when I say I will be heard, pardon me when I say that it is possible to kick ass at my job and my home, pardon me when I say I’m a woman and so I will not watch another woman fall, instead I will rise and help because I know we’re disadvantaged enough in the society we live in. Pardon me when I think I’m a superhero because I have the privilege of being born with the ability to carry future champions in my belly, pardon me when I think I’m superior because I carry the power to cause havoc or peace on mighty kingdoms as proven by history. Don’t blame me when I’m proud, don’t blame me when I come out from challenges stronger every time, don’t blame me when I refuse to be put down, don’t blame me if I keep fighting until I win, because I will. It’s not my fault. I’m WOMAN.

No I’m not a feminist, I do not think men and women are created equal, I think women are superheroes.

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Rise Up by Beyonce

I’m the matriarch of your land
When you need to take my hand
Come into my arms, I’ll keep you safe from harm
I’ll keep your precious heart

Some people try to drag you down
Take it from me, stand and be proud
You’re a warrior
You’re my warrior

Be who you are
Be who you are
Know that life holds more than what you see
Rise up little man, rise up little man

Fight for you and me
Look into my eyes and believe
Little woman we will fight, we will fight
Little woman we will fight, we will rise
I see you and me
Take my hand and we
We will stand, we will fight, we will fight
We will stand and together we will rise

They’ll burn you at the stake if you
Don’t act like they want you to
But baby be yourself
Do good and help the world

Be who you are
Be who you are
Know that life holds more than what you see
Rise up little man, rise up little man

Fight for you and me
Look into my eyes and believe
Little woman we will fight, we will fight
Little woman we will fight, we will rise
I see you and me
Take my hand and we
We will stand, we will fight, we will fight
We will stand and together we will rise

Rise up, rise up little man
Don’t be scared I’m holding your hand
Know that life holds more than
What we see and what we get

Rise up, rise up little woman
Don’t be afraid to risk it all
Know that life holds more than
What we see and what we get, I will

Fight for you and me
Look into my eyes and believe
Little woman we will fight, we will fight
Little woman we will fight, we will rise
I see you and me
Take my hand and we
We will stand, we will fight, we will fight
We will stand and together we will rise

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