Womanifesto

 

AS A WOMAN, BEING ATTRACTIVE IS NOT THE RENT WE PAY FOR OUR SPACE IN THIS WORLD. 
WE DO NOT OWE OUR BODIES, OUR COMFORT, OUR SELVES TO ANYBODY, NOT ONE SINGLE BEING.

WE DO NOT OWE THE WORLD A SMILE,
WE DO NOT OWE THE WORLD OUR VIRGINITY NOR OUR SEXUAL SELECTIVITY, WE DO NOT OWE THE WORLD SMOOTH HAIRLESS LEGS, A WELL GROOMED BIKINI AREA, POLISHED TOES, SHINY NAILS, RED LIPS, BONE STRAIGHT HAIR, CURLED LASHES, A SOFT VOICE,
A FULL ASS, A SMALL WAIST, A MILD MANNER, GOODNESS, EASE NOR BREEZE, A SHOULDER TO CRY ON, A WARM EMBRACE, NONE OF IT.

WE DID NOT SOLICIT INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO BE A WOMAN.
I DO NOT NEED TO KNOW HOW; I AM.
 SO, IF AT ANY TIME THE THINGS WE’VE BEEN GIVEN BECOME UNWANTED?
GIVE THAT SHIT BACK.

-DR. JESSICA JAMESE, PHD, M.ED., VFL, ATL, MVP