Still I Rise BY MAYA ANGELOU You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I'll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ’Cause I walk like I've got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I'll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don't you take it awful hard ’Cause I laugh like I've got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I'm a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.
I am truly a mermaid at heart. I love the ocean and everything in it. I also love to snorkel, surf and hike. My favorite part of the hike is sitting at the top taking in the views, smells and sound of mother earth.
I am also a homesteader, love to grow my own food and figure out ways to not deplete mother earth’s gifts she has so graciously provided.
I battled cancer three times and became a health and wellness coach because of my journey with cancer. What drew me to Sistership Circle was connection. I didn’t want to have the feeling of being alone and isolated. I wanted to be around other women to help rise them up and receive love at the same time.
I live on the Island of Oahu, part of the Hawaiian Chain with my husband & two children
I am truly excited to be part of the Sistership Circle Program.
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