April 5, 2017

Dear Future She.E.O. {Poem}

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Be the next She.E.O.  

Have a brand.

Taking a nap? Sunday off?

F*ck that, you could be working.

Mondays are for hustling,

for waking up early,

coffee-fueled, 24/7, never sleep.

Be the brand—

you’re a girl and also a boss now.

Never rest.

Never stop.

Because we all know the best in the business don’t sleep.

Hustle harder.

Forget the softness.

We need more women in boardrooms wearing suits,

less women in soft dresses.

Do what you love, but make sure you kill it in the process—

nearly kill yourself in the process,

stomping on every piece of your femininity

to be like them.

The powerful.

The men.


Here’s a thought:

We don’t need more masculinity,

we need less women stomping on their femininity,

putting on the aggressive exterior

through the man-made suit.

We need more women dressing however they please,

in the corner office

decked out with love and softness,

running their companies how they choose.

We need women for their care

and how they nurture this world


Don’t give me your femininity

cloaked in masculinity.

I want strength in softness—

stop pretending

to be one of the guys

just because you’re scared

of your own vagina.

You are powerful in your own right.

And spit out that f*cking scotch—

I know you actually hate it.


Author: Annabelle Blythe

Image: Courtesy of author

Editor: Nicole Cameron

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