This woman you see before you.
The one who puts
herself in the spotlight
not for vanity sake,
but to prove to herself
she’s strong, worthy, and alive.
You may lambaste her for her flaws.
Try to draw attention to the
scars, the wounds she earned
in battle from a war not everyone can survive.
Imperfections ripple across the canvas created.
In reflection she embraces every single one.
The image of a spectacularly flawed persona haphazardly winks in response.
Never give up.
Happy International Women's day!