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Unapologetically Woman

Grace Thao
By: Grace Thao

Amidst the winding roads of everyday existence, we constantly find ourselves unsatisfied with the person we are. Accepting pride in our bodies, rejecting social standards of beauty, and embracing natural forms of interest are things that we tend to forget to do for ourselves. Instead of enjoying our personal favorite foods, pastimes, and styles, we’re swept up by ever-changing fashion trends and the external judgment of others, which hinders the way we express ourselves individually. This poem highlights the significance of self-acceptance through femininity, and encourages embracing identity without apology, promoting a message of personal empowerment.

No longer am I ashamed, of a thigh gap’s absence,
Or the belly that cradles all my giddy butterflies.

How content I am, to embrace discount floral skirts,
And the lace that runs up my sleeves.

How I yearn for tulip bouquets,
And endless summer nights.

To cry when faced by the most bittersweet love songs.

To revel in the fragrance of sweet scented perfume,
And embrace the hug of warm window sun.

How I desire painting my lips, the boldest red,
The softest, tender pink.

I am unapologetically woman.

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Grace Thao (11) holds one of her favorite art pieces that she created herself. Grace started drawing in kindergarten and has been creating artwork with her dad’s influence ever since. “My own art style is the animation style,” Grace said. 
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