Her class rankings and Law Review positions,
if held by a man would surely impress;
she was finally hired as a clerk with
a U.S. District Judge who
begrudgingly said yes.
She walked away
from lesser pay
in the United States
to research and write in
a foreign land, then came
back even more determined.
As a professor, she became the first
woman at Columbia to earn tenure.
A satisfying and secure path, a solid career,
but she was just beginning her justice journey
where she would stand and speak up for the many
who faced gender discrimination; the cases were plenty.
Her steely mind and steadfast resolve allowed her to transcend
discrimination and ascend steps leading to the highest court in the land.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (March 15, 1933-September 18, 2020)
Rest in Peace Notorious RBG
The last day of March marks the last day of National Women’s History Month. With so many incredible and inspiring women to highlight it was difficult to choose only a few, but I hope you have enjoyed my featured women posts this month. It is an honor to share a portion of my poem about the late honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The full poem is included in my third and recently released Being a Woman poetry collection. Being a Woman illustrator, Sammi Lee, and I are thrilled to have released our third and final collection at the beginning of the women-focused month and have continued enjoying sharing news about our Forthcoming collection. Thus far, the feedback and reviews have been positive, so that is a bonus! 😁 I will return Saturday with something that has yet to find me, but when it does, I am sure it will be inspiring. 😆 Thank you for the visit. Be well. 💗 Michele
*Poem structure best viewed by going directly to site, vs. reader.
Photo 1: Being a Woman – Forthcoming illustration by Sammi Lee Photo 2: RBG candle on my desk 💗
© 2021 Michele Lee Sefton.