The strength of a Queen cannot be over emphasised.
Queen will be interchanged with woman/women in this post.
It’s all fun and games when we (females) want to think of cool names for our social media accounts, we might just decide to add king before our names. We want to show how powerful we are, we’re a no-nonsense bunch and people need to see the strength we possess the second they open our social media accounts right? Maybe that’s why people do it or not, I’d probably never know.
I’m not trying to throw shade at anyone. I have friends that do that too and I’m definitely not judging them, maybe they didn’t even think of it like that… I didn’t even think of it like that – until now of course. You know, it’s pretty cool to be a King, but what exactly is wrong with being a Queen? What exactly are we teaching the younger generation?
Side note: I’m still the younger generation abeg.
We as women have roles and men have theirs too. There’s no reason to take on the role of a man just to show strength and or power. Whatever happened to the strength we have in us as women? Maybe we don’t even know how much strength we possess as woman… how can you not know that you’re more than just a pretty face and a sexy body? You’re more than the discrimination you receive for being you; a woman. By becoming someone you’re not, taking up the role of a man, you’re proving to other women and men that we are not enough. That we need to add a little umph, and a little man in order for us to be considered enough.
You carry the man you long to be in your belly
You are the centre of his world
You are soft enough to offer life
Tough enough to drown it away
You have everything you need to be within yourself
Don’t let the world convince you that you’re not enough
Forgive them for calling you pretty
Before they saw how extraordinary you are
You’re much more than their myopic minds would ever understand
You’re a woman
Side note: I suck at poetry, so don’t judge me ☺️
So that was a mix of some of my lines and those of two of favourite poets: Rupi Kaur and Maya Angelou. Those are two women that I love and admire sooo much! I hope this reminds you that you’re enough.
Side note: yeah I know some people just thing it’s a cool thing to say they’re king-whatever, and it’s not that deep – but darling, the little things matter. Feed yourself with the right stuff and you’re going to glow, literally lol. Speaking of, I incorporated running into my almost non-existent fitness journey yesterday, I’m drinking more water. I must glow!
Thanks for reading guys.