girl write your name

girl, i need you to write your name

write it out, so everyone can love it.

like it. 

share it.  

scream it.

girl, i need you to write your name. 

we have been erased, and we have been shut down. 

the women in your life have fought, protested, written and persevered. 

the women before you have done the same. 

and the women before them. 

girl, i need you to write your name. 

i need you to write it because they’re going to try to erase it

linages and matriarchs have disappeared off family trees

no one cared enough to write the names of the mothers, daughters, granddaughters and aunts. 

no one care enough to document the females. 

so, girl, i need you to write your name. 

i need you to write it in your journal. 

i need you to write it on birthday cards and holiday wrapping. 

i need you to write it at the TOP of the attendees list on the agenda. 

take that top spot. 

i need you to write it at the end of emails. no, don’t sign with a simple letter. 

you’re more than that. 

you deserve more than that. 

your grandmothers deserve more than that simple letter.

(maybe two letters if you’re including your family name, passed down from your father.)

girl i need you to write your name.

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