They tell her she can’t
She’ll show them she can
They tell her she “Isn’t”
She’ll show them she “Is”
They’ve tried to push her down
She keeps rising
They’ve tried to hold her back
She keeps coming
You’re not good enough
You’re not strong enough
You’re not smart enough
To them…she’s deaf, blind and dumb
But SHE knows she can
SHE knows who she is
SHE is more than good enough
Stronger than they are
Smarter than they’ll ever be
SHE is a survivor…and that’s something THEY will never understand!
© Vee Townsend
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In this new hard hitting anthology by Creative Talents Unleashed, authors from around the world pour out their experiences of ‘Microaggression’.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “A comment or action subtly and often unconsciously expressing a prejudiced attitude towards a member of marginalized group”
Derald Wing Sue defines Microaggression as “ The brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral and environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial, gender, and sexual orientation, and religious slights and insults to the target person or group”
In today’s society we are all a part of, whether we like it or not; we are forever scrutinizing our dialogue and conversation, looking out for offensive and insulting content. Today, words don’t just insult, they also inflict verbal violence with long lasting psychological effects, causing unimaginable inner conflict and problems with forming healthy personal relationships.
Don Beukes – author of The Salamander Chronicles
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