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Let your daughter be a pirate
if she asks for a wooden sword
help her build her ship from empty boxes
and sail the vast backyard
because a box doesn’t only
have to store dead dreams
and she is so much more
than just a vessel.
Let your daughter be Robin Hood,
if she wants to be an anarchist,
a hero, a rebel, a rogue,
give her bows, and arrows,
and arrogance,
let her fight for the plight of poorer folk
because Robin isn’t just a boy’s name.
Let your daughter be a princess
locked in a tower so high
let her be her own prince,
don’t tell her to wait for a hundred years,
let her swing from her own hair
and grasp her own freedom.
Let your daughter be whatever she wants
especially when she’s young
and you’ll be enamoured by
the woman she becomes.
casual feminism
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Let Your Daughter Be a Pirate by nattrozanska speaks to empowering a new generation of little girls with the ability to be whomever or whatever they want to be. ( Suggested by CelestialMemories and Featured by GrimFace242 )
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beauty & Power ... that is what you give to all women:)
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Writer
Women already have both of these things, some just don't realise it =)
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
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Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article. Keep writing and keep creating.
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CaptainPocky Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
absolutely amazing! lately, I've been down on being a female and all that comes with that and how men sometimes treat us, but this really inspired me :) thankyou Heart 
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Writer
I'm so sorry to hear that's been getting you down, but happy to hear this piece made you feel more positive again. I understand how you feel, if I spend too long reading up on feminist issues I start to get really sad and angry. I wrote this piece when I saw a mother buying her little girl a wooden toy bow and arrow, and it was such a lovely little image of what gender equality can be, and it made me smile a lot, so this piece happened. Even though there are still so many problems and issues, sometimes you just can't dwell on all the negative stuff, and you have to be grateful and celebrate all the awesome women out there getting to do what they want to do with no shits given, and that they are encouraging their little girls to do the same, and ever so slowly the world is going to start changing =)
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CaptainPocky Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
:) (Smile) 
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lilylaughs Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Its so great! Especially, I love 'because Robin isn't just a boy's name'!
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much, and for the fave =)
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colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014   Writer
Absolutely stunning work. The imagery of the poem is so light-hearted and coincides beautifully with the message. Well done. :heart: 
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