Letter to Women

Dear Women,
All walks of life
Here and there
Far and wide

Lookism society we live in,
We are constantly bombarded with social media feeds that tempts us to compare ourselves
Like.Share.Follow. is a ‘get self-love quick scheme’
For us,
Destruction criticism is the norm
Our mind is on the verge of collateral damage
Reality TV show us everything BUT reality
Advertisers tease us with promise that their products will provide perfection
Heredity, Genes, and DNA is the blame
Our body size is the problematic issue.
We strongly dislike our own self-made tattoo
We are happy to insert ink sinking into our flesh
Unmindful conformist, we have become
Vanity is the new black
Modesty is no longer in our dictionary
Hate is easy. Love is hard.

Dear Women
All walks of life
Here and there
Far and wide

You are unique and beautiful just the way you are
Every part of your imperfection tells a story
Create the art of letting go
Paint it with a radiance of Love
Embrace and Acceptance
Take your invisible crown back on
Lift your head high
Up in the air, I raise my fist
Hear our echo of the chants
“I’m a Woman!”

© Megan Holmes

Megan is a deaf mother of a deaf daughter. She is a bimodal user (Hearing aid on the right side and Cochlear Implant on the left side), and her daughter is a bilateral cochlear implantee. Megan was born in Cape Town, and she has lived in Johannesburg since 2016.

Curiosity is her middle name. A lover of learning. For her, the world is full of interesting topics to learn and think about, and of course, chat about it with others. Megan is known for being a social butterfly and having red ants in her pants. Her passion is to help others, and to witness the action of changing the life of another person is an incredible feeling.”

Published by This Engrained Heart

I am a Deaf male, and I write what comes my mind. I have been creatively writing since 2010, and from there has been growing my excitement and passionate for my poetry and writing.

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