Making a statement
is she

she who is
differently shaded
differently haired
differently skinned

(sounds like
she has read
Sindiwe Magona’s
Skin we are in)

Making a statement
says a morning male
presenter on my radio

(on batteries it is
our lives constrained)

Media sound-bytes
surely to be repeated
in these challenging times

(someone – not a male
says the others
all look the same)

Making a statement
is she

On Leadership
On Young Girls
On Stereotypes
On Climate Change
and the like

(is she the next
young woman to be
called out and objectified
on a campaign poster)

Making a statement
is she

Are you

ZozibiniTunzi, South Africa’s “Miss South Africa”, is crowned “Miss Universe 2019”.