And She Decided

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defying the norms
experiencing life on my terms
speaking out
in the face
of criticism
     IS
             challenging myself
keeping the promises
made to myself
defining boundaries
setting them in place
standing up
for what's right
      IS
               loving myself
deserving what i need
wanting what i deserve
challenging the status quo
standing against
the patriarchy
defending my honor
       IS
               respecting myself

it’s been a long time coming, baby

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every
…share
…post
…spoken word
impacts

every
…disaster
…fortune
…coincidental encounter
impacts

every
…outcome
…decision
…plan
impacts

impacts
…heal
…hurt
…save
…devastate

Life is so random, so variable, so unpredictable. Yet we have the power to create so much consequence and meaning. We do this with little or no intention, or full-on conviction in our efforts to be a catalyst. Just being is powerful.

And usually, we have no idea that we were.