A Tribute to Womanhood

Welcome to "I Am Woman"...a tribute to all those women who had the courage and perseverance to stand up and fight for their rights. Thanks to those who came before us we enjoy a freedom unknown to women not too long ago. But, sadly, in many parts of the world, women continue to be repressed. In fact, even in this country there are women living today under the threat of violence...completely controlled by a violent spouse. Some may make it; others won't. Hopefully, one day ALL women will be free. May that day come soon.


Great Spirit, I Am Morher (Cross posted from Our Blessed Mother)

Great Spirit, I am Mother.
I was made by You so that the image of Your love
Could be brought into existence.

May I always carry with me
The sacredness of this honor.

Creator, I am Daughter.
I am the learner of the Traditions.
May I carry them forward
So that the Elders and Ancestors
Will be remembered for all time.

Maker-Of-All-Things, I am Sister.

Through me, may my brothers be shown
The manner in which I am to be respected.

May I join with my sisters in strength and power as a Healing Shield
So that they will no longer bear the stain of abuse.
Niskam, I am Committed Partner:
One who shares her spirit,
But is wise to remember never to give it away,
Lest it become lost,
And the two become less than one.
I am Woman.
Hear me.

American Indian Prayer