You are enough. 


The you that stands before the mirror and only sees flaws.

You that wrinkles her nose at her stretch marks 

Squeezes the fat on her stomach and imagines the knife of a plastic surgeon splicing and dicing it into the rock hard ab like stomach of 2006 Like a Boy Ciara 

The nose you wish was smaller or bigger 

The forehead you cover with all five fingers measuring the “immense” space 

The bosom you wish was more well endowed 

The butt you wish was much curvier 

But all you can afford is squats not a Crichlow 

The “thunder thighs”  

The “thigh gap”

The legs that rub together 

The hue of your skin you always wished was a slightly different colour 

They are all enough







Whatever label the world constantly slaps on you and whatever you slap on yourself,

Know this: 

Woman, you are enough. You are more than enough. The you that you are.

The you that stands in front the mirror and stares right back at you,

She is more than enough.

And don’t you dare forget it. 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love.L says:

    Thank you for this. As a woman this is so important in a space where society constantly tells us who we should be or what we should look like. We really are enough ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anonymous says:

    This gave me goosebumps. Well written, Asha. Continue to encourage and keep up the inspiring work.

    Liked by 1 person

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