Empowerment: A Poem

Here is a cento composed by some of the responses to the question: ‘What are you currently lacking that would make you more empowered?’. A cento is a poem wholly composed of verses or passages taken from other authors.


Freedom, freedom, freedom.
Not having to compromise: to make my own decisions.
Authority to act freely.
Driving, learning English
Full knowledge of laws and regulations and my own rights
To act freely.
Accept that this culture is how it is: absurd cultural restrictions
Unreasonable worn-out traditions.
I need to be able to make my own significant life-decisions.


As part of the Whispers of Freedom installation, we would love to hear what you are currently lacking that would make you feel empowered. Click on the link below to fill out a short form and be part of this global project:

What makes you feel empowered?


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