one of many
“Ain’t I a woman?”
she asked later, challenging
stagnant thoughts about gender
as well as race, believing she
deserved the same rights as any man.
Infused with holy spirit, awakened,
she sojourned, orating and proclaiming.
She had been beaten and abused, but
she escaped, then helped others flee.
Change soars like a bird in flight,
falls like an autumn leaf.
Yet once a woman
stood tall, speaking
Today’s Google Doodle, by Philadelphia-based artist Loveis Wise, honors Sojourner Truth (1797-1883).
This is a double etheree for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for work and slow.