I’ve always been different
and I’ll tell you why.
I’m not afraid of the truth.
I’m not afraid of being
honest and raw and
downright brutal with how
I choose to hammer words
out of my mouth.
I’m not afraid to show myself
without a designer label,
without any coat of sugary bullshit.
I’m not afraid of someone
telling me I’m not ladylike.
I’m not afraid to say, “fuck you.”
I’m not afraid to stand up
for something I believe in.
I’m not afraid to show my truth
to a world that says I can’t be me.
I’m not afraid to say:

“I will never be anything less
than me and if that bothers you,
step out of my light.”

Stephanie Bennett-Henry

Stephanie Bennett-Henry is the creator of Raging Rhetoric, the hugely popular Facebook page, IG profile, and website. With a social media following in the hundreds of thousands, Stephanie is regarded as one of today's most highly respected poets. Her writing is raw, unfiltered, and unforgettable. Born and raised in Texas, Stephanie is a southern girl through and through, sharp as a blade and as sweet as candy. You can find Stephanie's exquisite words on her Facebook Writer page, website, IG, and Raging Rhetoric Column on The Lithium Chronicles. From somewhere in Texas, Stephanie is working on her first book of poetry. Look for her pieces in home decor and gift shops all over North America very soon.

5 thoughts on “Me

  1. Stephanie OrtezStephanie Ortez Reply

    without a designer label,
    without any coat of sugary bullshit.
    I’m not afraid of someone
    telling me I’m not ladylike.

    Wow! powerful statement Stephanie. I wish I could have the same level of confidence. You’re amazing.

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