Because I Am a Woman

I wear shoes that hurt my feet, 
and I worry about the food I eat.
Because I am a woman.

I clean and I dust
and am an object of lust.
Because I am a woman.

I shop and I cook
and am judged by my looks.
Because I am a woman.

I nurture and I mother,
and I sacrifice for others.
Because I am a woman.

But there is more to me 
than what you see.
And more to me than you want to believe.
Because I am a woman.

I question and I dream
of that which is unseen.
Because I am a woman.

I have strength and inner peace
that never threatens to cease.
Because I am a woman.

I struggle and I fight
to keep my hard earned rights.
Because I am a woman.

I believe in who I am,
and I proudly take my stand.
Because I am a woman.

So don’t limit me to what you see
because what I can be is limit free.
Because I am a woman. 

Shari is a Wisconsin native who recently returned to the Madison area. She is a passionate Badgers, Packers and Brewers fan, and she is excited to be surrounded by all things Bucky again! She loves to laugh and make others laugh, especially her son Noah (born 2015) and husband Jason. Shari is a stay-at-home mom to Noah, dogs Ace and Lucky, and cat Alonso. Her secret to successful “zoo keeping” is organization and wine. She holds degrees in Public Communication and Public Relations from UW-Eau Claire where she also worked as a writer before her son was born. She is looking forward to making Madison home again and to all of the adventures to come. Allons-y!

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