It is important to remain strong in order to stay true to your own uniqueness while growing and going through life.
I found this poem in an edited book of stories and poems by Sandy Asher called, On Her Way Stores and Poems About Growing Up Girl.
By Donna Jo Napoli
I’ve always known I was a girl,
It doesn’t matter that they call me
for climbing trees
making bows and arrows from palm fronds on empty lots.
It doesn’t matter that they warn me
argue about the infallibility of the pope with the grown
men who play poker with my father.
It doesn’t matter because I’ve always known.