This Is For The Women Who Aren’t Afraid


This is for the women who aren’t afraid.

The women who will get up in the middle of a restaurant and leave if they change their mind.

The women who recognize their power, and aren’t afraid to show it.

The women who will never shrink their own light to make others feel comfortable.

The women who have no trouble walking away from situations that do nothing but bring them down, and cause their heart to ache.

The women who will tell that man harassing them in the street to fuck off.

The women who wear their hearts on their sleeves, knowing that they might get burned.

The women who will leave any relationship that isn’t serving them, in spite of the pain.

The women who wake up every day and unapologetically chase down their dreams. Even when it seems like the current is strong against them.

The women who will reach out and speak to strangers like she’s known them all her life.

The women who seek out their gifts and shower the world with them, all in the hope of making a difference to someone, somewhere.

The women who aren’t afraid to go first. To speak first. To get up and dance first. To tell someone “I love you,” first.

The women who stand up tall, proud of who they are, comfortable in their own skin.

The women who find the courage to bare their beautiful colors for all the world to see. Even when others try to tear them down, or make them feel small.

The women who dress for themselves. The women who wear whatever the hell makes them happy, without seeking approval.

The women who face obstacles, adversity and oppression every day, but find the strength to rise above it and keep on pushing through.

The women who will always do what’s right, even when it’s hard.

The women who will stand up for themselves, and for you, at all costs. Because their hearts only have room for what’s right.

The women who are not fearless.

The women who are riddled with fears, but will never allow that fear to hold them back in any way.

This is for the women who choose not to be afraid.

This is for me.

And this is for you.

Sometimes, all it takes is one book. One book that turns your world upside down. One book that changes your entire life.

Bloom by Shani Jay available here.