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Hello fellow unus.

My name is Adrianna and live by unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno or "one for all, all for one." I aspire to remind you that it only takes one with the determination to make change. Here's hoping that you stick around awhile, and if you want more find me here:

On Being Female

I’m told not to take…
too much space,
too much power,
from Men.

I figure I’m stronger,
So I silence myself.
I speak through my eyes,
I sing in whispers,
I cry in the darkness.

I cry for my mom,
my aunt,
my cousin,
my sister,
my best friend,
Myself.

I cry because we endure,
Because we fight,
Because we give up,
Because WE get BACK UP.

I’m tired,
Tired of dulling my light,
Of keeping silent,
Of speaking softly,
Of hiding in the shadows.

So now,
I SPEAK
I SING
I SHOUT
LOUDLY
For my mom, my aunt, my cousin, my sister, my best friend, myself….
Myself,
myself.

*This video and poem were originally posted on May 28, 2017 by me on QC Voices website, found here: http://qcvoices.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu/asirinian/2017/05/28/women-empowerment-and-coldplay-ready/

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