No more labels: A poem by Chandra Sundeep


I am a woman

Cis or Trans

Married or not

To beget kids or adopt

It’s my choice, my decision

Respect me, respect my choices

Beyond the labels

Beyond the boundaries

Underneath lies

A tender heart

Giving, caring, nurturing

Teeming with desires

Stop with the labels

Enough with the dissection

Stop judging, start listening

Look beyond my skin color

Or body shape, these are superficial

For underneath lies the woman who is

A powerhouse, A survivor, A hero

I am proud of who I am

Nature’s wonderful creation

I am a woman