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Juliet, Phoebe and Me

I'm a woman
That's who I am
I've been a woman ever since I was a girl
I am strong when I am weak
I am special
I am unique
My spirit soars when my heart is low
I am young
But I will grow
I am gentle when men bring war
I am wisdom
I ebb and flow
The soles of my feet have traveled many roads
They are weary
But I move on
Though you lay me down, I stand firm
I am naive
But I will learn
I'm a woman
That's who I am
I've been a woman ever since I was a girl

—Julie Masiga, Nairobi, Kenya

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