“Dear Young Woman”: a poem of empowerment“I see all the armour you wear. I see all the jewels and gems of wisdom you share. It’s okay to shine.” Britta B performs “Dear Young Woman” in our series Poetic License.
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“A word that comes to mind for this piece is ’empowerment,’” Kingston-born and Toronto based spoken word poet, teaching artist, mentor and emcee Britta Badour says of her poem Dear Young Woman. “As a poet I really want to serve as an encouraging voice through my work and I want this poem to be a reminder that whatever you’re going through as a woman you have the choice to make for yourself on how gentle and kind you are with yourself.”
“I may be putting this out there as a message for people other than me, but it’s also a reminder to myself to treat myself kindly and to be good to myself.”
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