If I Should Have a Daughter…

LOVE  this kick-ass speech “If I should have a daughter…” from Sarah Kay at TED. What an inspiring woman!

a few of my favourite bits…

“… this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air. There is hurt, here, that can not be fixed by bandaids or poetry, so the first time she realises that Wonder Woman isn’t coming I’ll make sure she knows that she doesn’t have to wear the cape all by herself. Cause no matter how wide you stretch your fingers your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal.”

“… there’ll be days like this when you open your hands to catch, and wind up with only blisters and bruises. When you step out of the phone booth and try to fly and  the very people you want to save are the ones standing on your cape. When your boots will fill with rain and you’ll be up to your knees in disappointment and those are the very days you have all the more reason to say thank you cause there is nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline no matter how many times it’s sent away.”

“… this world is made out of sugar, and can crumble so easily but don’t be afraid to stick out your tongue and taste it.”

“… always apologise when you’ve done something wrong but don’t you ever apologise for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining. Your voice is small but don’t ever stop singing.”


3 responses to “If I Should Have a Daughter…

  1. I was so inspired by Sarah that I went away after this and wrote a blog post with my own poetry…love you to check it out 🙂
    Thanks for allowing my shining eyes to be part of this post Sam x

  2. Thanks Sam, glad you liked it!

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