Why Do You Hate Me?
By Silvia Mordini
Why does *He hate me? Why do you?
And why do you hate my friends and family too?
The Truth is…
I was not brave.
I didn’t do enough.
I don’t value my vagina or olive skin enough to stand up and be bigger.
I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
I love you.
I totally underestimated how much America hates women, people of color, LGBTQ and disabled people. And I totally didn’t realize that women are as sexist as anyone. I am behind the times in recognizing the monster of internalized sexism amongst “smart” women.
I am inspired to do more by Hillary Clinton whose words below stay with me, “I want everyone to come out from behind that and make sure your voices are heard going forward.
I have had successes and I’ve setbacks.
Never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.
For all the women who put their faith in me, nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion.
I know we still haven’t shattered that glass ceiling but someday someone will sooner than what we think right now.
To all the little girls, never doubt that you are powerful and deserving of every chance to pursue your own dreams.”