I Want to Apologize to all the Women

by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur

i want to apologize to all the women
i have called pretty
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave.
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is the most you have to be proud of
when your spirit has crushed mountains
from now on i will say things like, you are resilient
or, you are extraordinary.
not because i don’t think you’re pretty.
but because you are so much more than that

Last updated February 17, 2023