To be a woman

Is to live at a time of war.

(stolen words v15)
by Joi Barrios

No moment is without danger.
In one’s own home,
To speak, to defy
Is to challenge violence itself.
In the streets,
Walking at nightfall
Is to invite a stranger’s attack.
In my country
To fight against oppression
Is to lay down one’s life for the struggle.

I seek to know this war.
To be a woman is a never ceasing battle
To live and be free.

photo from Azadi Zan's FB

Raise your fists for the revolutionary women of Egypt!

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