Kathryn Fleisher | Contributor
Her safety and her independence;
Her autonomy and her authority.
Her freedom and her brilliance;
Her and dreams and her security.
If not why, then how?
And nurture healthy community.
Of equality, be demanding;
In eliminating inopportunity.
If not how, then when?
Not yesterday, that’s far too late;
And certainly not tomorrow, for there is value in today.
A just future, we have the ability to create;
If and only if we speak out and refuse to obey.
If not when, then who?
They paved the way;
So that in this fight we could stay.
But if not who, then why?
Be her and question why not.
So if not why — why not?
And if not how — just do.
And if not when — now.
And if not who — me.