“The women around me make me shine. Their female energy is what keeps me grounded yet continuously moving forward in life.”
Osobe is a journalist and spoken word poet.
For this #BlackGirlShine submission, she shares the following poem:
a queen removes her crown to reveal her real one
she wears her curls with pride so thick
you can taste magic with every sway of her head
to love one’s self in a world of misery
is to rule mankind, when “man” was not so kind
to pick up the universe in her hands
and to extract its beauty
is to call upon forces stronger than we are
to be glorious in times of horror
is to be the goddess waiting at the gates of hell
demanding her sisters be released
for all they are guilty of is not loving themselves enough.
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