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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
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DailyLitDeviations in a news article that can be found here: dailylitdeviations.deviantart.… Congratulations on your DD!

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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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much, and for the fave =)
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BlueProwl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
That was awesome. Beautiful.
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much =)
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Miss-Ag Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful words.. wow! i just saw AWWWW..
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much =)
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Best thing I have ever read! 
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the watch and fave, and the lovely, lovely comment =)
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for being inspirational and amazing!
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virgoofmercury Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Beautiful. :)
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the fave =)
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
I like it - 'casual feminism'
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Writer
My favourite kind =)
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Ryua Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what it should be.
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
I completely agree =)
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PurpleChaos Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Absolutely.
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flummo Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Writer
The opening and closing lines. :heart: Congrats on the DD! :love:
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you so much =)
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KookyvonKrazy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how it sounds. Playful yet meaningful.
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much, that describes it nicely =)
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GhazieArsha Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa... Naturally, I don't have any interest in poem or even browsing it in deviantart...
but this...
this is great, I got the message and I love it... :D
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks, glad the message works =)
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Zeldafand Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice poem, I like it.
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much =)
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Writer
But mama, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys. 
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DecepticonFlamewar Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for taking me back to the moment I looked back on my girlhood realized I liked Optimus Prime and Captain Picard was because they were like me, and the reason I liked Kira Nerys and Jen the Pink Ranger is because they were not. 
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Writer
You're welcome, awesome varied characters are awesome =)
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely piece, brings back memories of my childhood playing pretend. 

This fits very well with another recent DD, almost like the two pieces were meant to be together; thought you might want to check it out: fav.me/d71xcpk
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the fave =)
You're right, that piece does fit with mine really well. I've been thinking about doing a similar kind of illustration to go with this piece now it's received so much positive interest. Thanks for showing me this one.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Writer
Awww, this is amazing.
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the fave =)
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Writer
I must say, I love this! Very well written :)
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much =)
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IvvieTrinket Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a great message.

I love it. :D (Big Grin) 
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much =)
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A friend of mine asked me to writte this to comment your lovely poem:

"I wish my parents would've followed that advice to the very end. Sadly, after my 11 years of age, they decided that I had no age to dream and now, them empty boxes store only dead dreams. Now, I'm forced to become what they wish and not what I wish and I have no escape from them. 

Thank you for writting such a lovely poem. If I ever have a daughter, I'll follow that advice. If I have a son, I'll do it anyways. I'll keep those words in my heart."
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional Writer
My heart honestly breaks for your friend if that is the situation she's in. Obviously I don't know her life or family, or the context she is in, but I will urge her not to give up on those dreams, you can never be a slave to your parents forever, it is your life and you have every right to do with it as you wish. I hope honestly that her situation improves, that she finds a way to make her parents understand, and if not that she can find a way out of their shadows to live happily and freely.
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AcridMonkry Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a beautiful poem & I thoroughly hope I have a daughter, so I can live everything you've written. :happycry:
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nattrozanska Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Thanks so much for the fave, and the nice words. If I ever have a daughter this piece will be framed on her wall =)
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AcridMonkry Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure; and I think you should frame it, as its a delightful piece of work. :love:
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