In Us Is the Power

Dear women of the world,   In us is the power to create, To accept a possibility, a seed of becoming And give it room and opportunity To ripen and bloom.   In us is the power to nurture With the rivers and oceans of Mother Earth, the soil and land New beginnings, sustenance, growth and peace So that life itself may thrive.   In us is the power to say no To that which oppresses, harms and constricts the right to exist as oneself And to stop the murder, rape, molestation and mutilation Of the earth, other beings and women’s bodies.   In us is the power to connect With each other, and our communities, beyond differences to open our hearts To mobilize towards equality, inclusion and acceptance Until there is wellbeing for all.   In us is the power to know The way forward, to lead with confidence … Continued