Still I Rise

First things first... 

we have shirts!! 

How beautiful are they?! Special thanks Ms. Thompson, our Alivia's lovely mother, for making these AMAZING shirts for us. We are so official now and I'm loving every second of it! 

Here are some more pictures of my beautiful girls modeling their new tees - 

The front has our RISE like a girl logo and the back has our driving quote, "Little girls with dreams become women with vision". 

The shirts were not the only exciting thing that happened this week. Nine of the girls also got to perform a Maya Angelou poem for our entire school at the Martin Luther King celebration. For the past 2 weeks, the girls met with me every day before school to practice reciting a poem called Still I Rise. The poem is essentially about rising above adversity despite challenges, negativity, and doubt. The poem rings true for the life of Martin Luther King Jr. but it also expresses the fight that we as women have to face in a patriarchal society every single day. The poem provides a voice to the voiceless, power to the powerless, and hope to the people that can't seem to find it. Whatever your limitation may be, we can all relate to Maya Angelou's words. We all know what it feels like to be taken advantage of. We all know how it feels to be doubted even when we know we can do it. We all know the feeling of being disliked without understanding what we did for someone to feel that way. I hope this poem inspires you as much as it inspired us. 

Still I Rise 

You may shoot me with your words, 
You may cut me with your eyes, 
You may kill me with your hatefulness, 
But still, like air, I rise. 

Well, I am off to Mexico for the week! Hope y'all have a great week full of self-love, growth, and empowerment. Sending lots of love your way! 

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