Rising within is a rumble. A growl. A roar.
It is ours and not ours. It is within us and yet beyond our being. It is greater than our own experience and of our experience.
It is from the knowing. The being seen. The connecting to those parts of that have been buried and hidden and ignored.
Do you feel this rumble? This growl? This roar?
Within us is an anger, a frustration, a furor, bubbling and boiling. It did not start with us, with our experience and yet it has been fed by our life, what we have done and not done and what has been done to us.
It is fed by our friends and sisters, as we witness their lives, as we see their pains and joys.
It is fed by our mothers, and their mothers, and their mothers. And their neighbors and friends and sisters.
It is fed by women we’ve never met but read about or read their own words or saw photographs or news footage of.
It is fed by women we’ve never seen or heard.
This rumble. This growl. This roar.
This righteous anger. At all that has been done to and “for” us. At all that has kept us back and down and small quiet.
This gnawing grief. At all we have lost and never had and wanted so desperately.
This marrow deep strength and power. Our resilience. Our knowing. Our surviving and thriving.
I feel it rising within me and and I sense it rising within you and you and you.
Let’s let it out.
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