I hope you stand tall
when you get called a slut or whore
for things that they are praised for.

I hope you do not take your beauty for granted
just because it is not what someone else wanted.

I hope you do not fall and stumble
when all they want is to see you crumble.

I hope you do not seek their approval
because in a world as judgmental as ours
such hopes of yours are frugal.

I hope you do not get belittled for your monthly flow
as it is what will give your sons and daughters the opportunity to be formed and grow.

I hope you learn to love
every single hair on your body, every single stretch mark, every scar, every freckle and every other "flaw"
that forms the outside of the exquisite woman you are