I love. I care.
I protect. I support.
I sometimes burn.
I sometimes cry.
I give light to my near and dear ones.
I am soft. I am strong.
I cry buckets over a book or a movie.
I smile in the face of grief. I give strength to others.
I build bridges. I destroy walls.
I unite two homes.
I bring them closer.
I give birth. I bring new life into the world.
I shape a little one’s future.
I am honoured. I am humbled.
I love shopping and flowers and chocolates. I love pink.
I can stand my own in a Board Meeting.
Knowledge, will and courage are my weapons.
I love to be protected. I love to be loved.
I can make my mark in the world.
I can leave my footprints on the moon.
I am there in my parents’ walking sticks. I am there in my husband’s lunch box.
I am there in my brother’s Rakhi. I am there in my child’s homework.
I am there in the statements and reports at work.
I am Jodhaa. I am Sunita Williams. I am Shobhaa De.
I am Pratibha Patil. I am Sudha Murty.
I am the child that is abandoned on the roadside every day.
I am happy things are changing.
I know there is still a long way to go.
I am hopeful for more.
I am a woman.
I am proud to be a woman.
I love being a woman.
Happy Women’s Day.