March Writing Challenge | Day 8

Happy International Women’s Day! I couldn’t not make today’s post in support of this important day. The theme this year is Choose To Challenge. Whatever your gender, it’s so important that sexism is challenged in every variant. Say something if you see inequality. Challenge even the slightest sexism. Be the voice we all need.

Find full details of the writing challenge here.


She passed me a smoothie;
"Green Goddess"
it was called.

Her dark skin smooth,
her hand brushed mine,
lingering with electricity.

I took it gratefully,
a gift not just from her,
but from all women to me.

Blended broccoli,
crushed kale,
sparkly spirulina.

The smoothie,
however,
was more than its component parts.

It had been infused
by generations
of grandmothers.

Determination, intelligence, prowess.
Challenge. History. Bravery.
Rooted with courage,
support, leadership.

It was for every Mother, Sister, Friend,
Scientist, Architect, Artist,
Women, Female Identifier and Women's Rights Supporter.

I pass “Green Goddess” on.

My olive skin warm,
it brushes yours,
giving you energy.

You take it gratefully,
not just from me,
but from all women to you.

Together. United. We stand.
Pass on even to those without the strength to pass back.
Build up those even without the bricks to build you.

We are one women.
Internationally.
Everyday.