Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 56 seconds

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 56 seconds

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 56 seconds

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 56 seconds

Reflecting Allowed

Now I Know

Estimated reading time: 0 minutes, 56 seconds

Now I know

What it’s like to have first world problems

While living in a third world…world

Now I know

It wasn’t my imagination

All these years

When I sensed

Something had changed

Now I know

What happens

When twenty first century solutions

Meet twentieth century mindsets

Now I know

That I can only be a woman

But I am more than a woman

I will always be a daughter

But I am not only a daughter

I can be more than a mom

But I am first and foremost a mom

And as a woman

In my culture

No matter how far I go

I will always be a woman

Now I know

That my struggles have paid off

Even if they had to take

Multiples of the effort

That others had to do

To achieve the same thing

Now I know

That there’s a world out there

That there’s a place for me

Somewhere some day

Even if that day

Just won’t be today

There’s a light somewhere

Even if it’s not right here

Right now

Now I know

That I know who I am

3 thoughts on “Now I Know

  1. It’s been a long time since we last connected, dear friend. Moving words and moving silences in between. Sounds like we reconnect again in a somewhat similar point in our time…just a feeling. You know what’s awesome? I am reading a piece written by you for a graduate certificate in digital literacy. First reading on the list, was sooo happy to see your name there. Jumping right in!
    Love, C.

    1. Wow Clarissa. So amazing to hear from you. I miss you so much. Happy to connect on a feeling even if we haven’t been talking much. But we should absolutely talk more! Also excited that my piece on digital literacies is on your reading list. That’s wonderful, and I assume it is the one on difference between digital skills and digital literacies? I always refer to the success of that piece in being a non-peer-reviewed piece that gets included on course syllabi, rather than cited in academic venues. I bet it’s a more useful piece for more people!

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