Your poetry for womens rights

Your poetry for women’s rights

Thank you to everyone who shared their Make a Difference in a Minute women’s rights poems with us. 

Your poems are being sent in solidarity to Seyi Akiwowo.

We are using this space to showcase a selection of the poems that we received.  

 

Safety:

Being safe online is knowing that your uniqueness will not only be tolerated, but celebrated

Being unsafe online is a repeating nightmare on a rainy cold winter’s night

Being safe online is like being safe anywhere else!

Being unsafe online is like Voldemort looking over your shoulder at a dinner party

Being safe online is like cuddling up on the sofa under a duvet after a tough day

Being safe online is my fortress of protection

Being safe online is like the sensation of eating a hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream

Speaking truth to power is not easy

But safety is not a privilege it’s a right

 

Remember:

Remember this…

All who see your words

They are human too

They have rights - like you!

I pledge to pause, to think, to care!

 

I pledge:

Feeling unsafe online is like being lost in a dark maze

Feeling unsafe online is like being trapped in a little black box room filled with buzzing bees

Feeling safe online is like a sunny day in the park with your family

I pledge to be kind to others online

 

Feeling unsafe online is like being on a out of control roller coaster

Feeling unsafe online is like driving without wearing a seatbelt

Feeling safe online is like having an invisibility cloak

I pledge to be unapologetic, courageous, powerful and fight through fear

 

Feeling unsafe online is like living in a glass of rising water, exposed. Overwhelmed

Feeling unsafe online is like having to hide who you are from the world

Feeling safe online is like singing in the bath

I pledge to call out inappropriate comments

 

Vulnerability:

Feeling unsafe online is like being freezing cold on a winter’s night

Feeling safe online is like a warm duvet on a cold winter’s night

Feeling unsafe online is like having your front door open

Feeling safe online is like feeling free

I pledge to report trolls

 

Feeling safe online is like floating on a Lilo

Feeling unsafe online is like swimming with sharks

Feeling safe online is hanging out with friends 

Feeling unsafe online is like being bullied at school

I pledge to treat people online like they were right in front of me

 

Feeling safe online is like cycling in the park, strolling around without a care in the world

Feeling unsafe online is like a car driving straight towards you

Feeling safe online is like nothing (we don’t really think about it until we are in danger)

Feeling unsafe online is a walk home at 4am when you’ve missed the bus

I pledge to be kinder online