Here’s What I’m Telling You

By Samah Hamid, TIWP Student

Inspired by a line from Eve Ensler’s poem “Manifesta to Young Women and Girls”

Voice your thoughts.
Love yourself.
Travel the world.
Surround yourself with the people you love.
Be kind but firm.
It’s okay to feel.
Follow your dreams.
Realize how strong you are.
Be confident.
It’s okay to be a little ‘feminine,’ whatever that means.
You don’t need to please everyone.
Reach for the stars.
Be free.
Don’t just survive, live.
Read often.
Think hard.
Hang out.
You have a purpose.
Do what you enjoy, not what others enjoy.
Take criticism.
Embrace change.
Know that you are loved.
Be grateful.
Strive for the better.
Above all, believe.

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