I have changed and have become a strong black woman.
I have changed and become an educated and free black person.
I have changed and began to have a voice
Towards issues that affect every black man,
Because we have now been aware of
These staples used to join our lips in silence.
We are now aware of the hidden treasures
And we have started to also make our own jewels.
We now oil our brown skin with pride
And let it be kissed by the rays of the sun.
We now wear our hair beautifully as
The African kings and queens that we are.
We are now revisiting the past,
So that we do not make the same mistakes.
Because we are being the change that is seen in the world.