Reclaiming Identity as African Women

Burdened by Patriarchy, colonialism, Globalization and numerous societal expectations

Burdened by our self-inflicted low esteem

Burdened by religious restrictions and boundaries

Burdened by family responsibilities

Shaking off all these burdens and reclaiming our freedom,

our dignity and self-worth as African Queens

Amidst all the trials and tribulations we remain resilient and tenacious as ever

We are the Queens of the universe

We nurture and nourish life

We care for the side-lined

We comfort and console the bereaved

African Queens hold half of the sky and remain standing

Silenced, ridiculed and battered: we remain defiant

African Queens we are the heartbeat of our continent

Queens indeed!