By Esther Chawai

Who is an African Woman?
Pure in heart like the clear waters,
She is known by her skin tone and curly hair texture,
She is proud to be called black.

Her well defined body she carries graciously,
She is a well of knowledge and she loves when she loves.
She is fierce in the pursuit of long lasting peace,
Identified through the level of strength she exhibits when broken.

She stands out in the crowd because of her beauty.
She is shaped by the expectations of the society,
Steadfast through the roller coaster of life,
She smiles through it all.

Hopeful she remains through her journey of life.
She is an African woman!