So sorry my hair is too curly,
So sorry my body is curvy,
So sorry that your eyes must see,
everything that creates me.
So sorry that I’m not enough,
or that I act a bit too rough.
So sorry you can’t understand
or accept me, the way I am.
So sorry that I felt this way,
So happy that my views have swayed.
Not sorry for being who I am,
instead grateful, I took a stand.
So happy that my hair has waves,
So happy I am now so brave,
enough to laugh off , all critique,
loving myself, being unique.
So happy that I never broke,
So happy I no longer choke,
I realized I was made perfect,
not put on earth for you to affect.
So grateful for all that I know,
So grateful I now run my show.
Teaching others, what life taught me,
not dictating how they should be.
– Grace Y. Estevez-Reddy