March 5, 2020

#WOManifesto

#WOManifesto

I'm not some impetuous child.
I'm not in the habit of overestimating my abilities.
The amount of shit I get done every day - with competence and grace - is astounding.
I'm not asking for favors.
I'm prepared.
I'm 100% ready to deliver.

And I? I have waited long enough.

I don't want to hear another word about waiting my turn.
I don't want to hear about my appearance.
I don't want to hear about my likability.
I don't want to hear about patience being a virtue.
I don't want to hear about self-sacrifice.
I don't want to suck it up.

I don't want to have to beg for support.
I don't want to have to demand attention.
I don't want to sit around waiting to be noticed.
I don't want to ask for permission for what is rightfully mine.
I don't want to feed you.
I don't want to clean up after you.

I'm not here to make you look good.
I'm not here to make you feel comfortable.
I'm not here to give you a thrill.
I'm not here to cover your ass.
I'm not here to smile and look pretty.
I'm not here to do emotional labor.
I'm not here to make you a home.

I'm here to fulfill my purpose.

To follow my heart and make an impact where I know I have value.

To love myself, so that I may love others.

To respect myself, so that I may respect others.

To excel.

To win.

To build.

To create.

To fight.

To bring needed change.


And anyway. I thought you ought to know.


#WOManifesto