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GirlPower! 2019 Spoken Word

Our young women performed a powerful poem at the Awards Luncheon.

VANESSA – I am thee Example

PAOLA – I am Limited Edition

JULIE – I am a Quiet Storm

DANIELLA – I am Undefined

LESLIE – I am UNSTOPPABLE

ALL – WE ARE GIRLPOWER!

DIANA – GIRLPOWER IS THE EPITOME OF PERSEVERANCE!!!

CITLALLI – Dolores Huerta  

ALL – CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST!

ANA – Ana Mendieta

ALL – ARTIST!

MONSE – Ellen Ochoa

ALL – FIRST LATINA ASTRONAUT!

MARIA – Julia de Burgos

ALL – POET!

ASHLEY – Sonia Sotomayor

ALL – SUPREME COURT JUSTICE!

GROUP 1 – WE WON’T STOP!

GROUP 2 – Until equality is TREATED like a HUMAN RIGHT

GROUP 3 – Rather than a privilege!

ZARAI – Answering injustice with justice

JACKIE – Until every girl walks into a room AND KNOWS |

She’s brought her BEST SELF

PAOLA – Gender and race do NOT define us

ALL – WE DO!

THANIA – GirlPower Deserves a seat at the table

AMERICA – Arched eyebrows

DIANA – Dark lipstick

JACKIE – Natural hair | Attitude and all

YESSICA – And if a seat ISN’T OFFERED?

ALL – WE WILL BUILD OUR OWN TABLE!

SHARAIDY – GirlPower Does NOT conform to gender roles |

And does NOT need your example

ALL – WE’VE BROUGHT OUR OWN!

GROUP 1 – Emma Gonzalez!

JULIE – Fights for gun control

GROUP 2 – Luisa Moreno!

DIANA – Held the first national workers unity conference

GROUP 3 – Mari Copeny!

CELESTE – At JUST 8 years old | she was the youth ambassador at the 2018 Women’s March

GROUP 2 – Frida Kahlo!

CITLALLI – Self-taught painter who became one of the best-known artists of the 20th century

GROUP 1 – Sonia Cruz!

DANNA – At just 5 years old | Fights for the rights of immigrants

MONSE – GirlPower doesn’t explain its greatness

GROUP 3 – Its worn like second skin!

MONSE – You see it!

GROUP 2 – WE | Are NO damsels

LESLIE – We carry our own swords and shields

DANNA – GirlPower IS NOT a moment

GROUP 1 – It’s a MOVEMENT!

ALL – GIRLPOWER WILL NOT BE QUIET | WILL NOT BE PREY!

GROUP 3 – We break through glass ceilings | build new doorways

PAOLA GirlPower feels like fire in our chest |

And hurricanes in our hands |

CELESTE – GirlPower commands the stars |

And controls the universe

GROUP 1 – We refuse to fit in |

Your box |

Your high heels |

Or on your magazine covers

ISABELLA – You never show our real sizes anyway

GROUP 2 – GirlPower IS

ASHLEY – Standing here | in front of you

CITLALLI – Owning our space

DIANADemanding our voices to be heard

GROUP 2 – And reclaiming OUR time

ALL – GIRLPOWER IS

CELESTE – CONFIDENCE

GROUP 3 – Debrah Constance!  

ALL – POWERFUL  

GROUP 1 – Ocasio Cortez!  

ALL – THE ROSE AND THE THORN

GROUP 2 – Maria de Jesus!

ALL – UNSTOPPABLE

LORENA – My mom

MONSE – My ama

ALL – ACTIVISM

CELESTE – Edna Chavez!  

ALL – LOUD

LESLIE – Me!  

ALL – BOLD

YESSICA – Michelle Obama!  

ALL – BRAVE

THANIA – Rosa Parks!  

ALL – GIRLPOWER IS

MONSE – Self-care

ASHLEY – Self-love

ISABELLA – Self-acceptance

AMERICA – Accepting when it’s time | To step out of the cocoon

JACKIE – Pushing through doubts | fears | And insecurities

ALL – GIRLPOWER IS

LESLIE – TRANSFORMATION

VANESSA – Caterpillar to butterfly | Little girls | To teens

JULIE – Into proud women | Fighting against the sway of the wind

ALL – GIRLPOWER SOARS!

CITLALLI – Take a step back | Look up | And watch us fly

ZARAI – Monarchs, majesty | Sprinkling our magic | Wherever needed

DANNA – Who Runs the World?!

ALL – GIRLS!

DANNA – But WE already knew this | And we’re not ashamed of it!

I AM Danna!

America!

Isabella!

Julie!

Lorena!

Maria!

Yessica!

ALL – GIRLPOWER!

Ashley!

Citlalli!

Diana!

Leslie!

Vanessa!

Sharaidy!

Zarai!

ALL – GIRLPOWER!

Ana!

Celeste!

Jackie!

Paola!

Monse!

Thania!

And I am Daniela!

ALL – WE | ARE GIRLPOWER!

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