What Being a Woman Means to Me: Izamar
by Izamar Flores
I'd like to think that I've been able to be as strong as the women in my life. I love and care deeply about things and people that are important to me, I cry and laugh, I crack jokes to make someone's day better, I've been able to get back up from depression and homelessness. But I've also dealt with the bad: I've been called every bad name you can call a woman (bitch, slut, etc.) by someone I thought loved me, I've been called bossy and bitchy for demanding the best out of projects, I've been called stupid and childish for calling out to my mom during a hard moment in my life.
Yet, I keep going. My mom kept going after crossing the Arizona desert to come make a better life in the U.S. My twin sisters keep going by continuing their education and trying to become a social worker and teacher. A woman is fearless, driven, independent, strong, bold, caring, loving, understanding, funny, smart. We keep going regardless of the pebbles thrown our way.