” When I was young, I never appreciated being a woman, and I suppose that was because I never had a good role model. Back when I was growing up, men were seen as intelligent and were idolized more by society in general.
I was fortunate to have lived through the Women’s Movement, the Women’s March in D.C., and the “I Too” Movement. I worked with two good women who were wonderful role models. As a result, I am proud I am a woman. Lord Byron wrote a poem about a woman. It describes many good qualities that women possess: Beauty, grace, tenderness, sweet expression of thoughts, purity, calmness, peaceful mind, and love that is innocent. The following poem is now one of my favorite.” -Yu/stan/kema-
SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o’er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling place.
And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!