Mary’s Song meets Sojourner’s Truth

Ain't I a woman?

Yet, you sanitize Jesus

Born from a womb like mine

Ain't I a woman?

You bigots who terrorize women who, like the mother of God,

Wear the headscarf

Ain't I a woman?

Silent night. Misnomer.

For holy tumult personified

Ain't I a woman?

Living Mary's song of resistance:

Seek justice! Correct oppression!

Ain't I a woman?

Black bodies targeted

By the state's monopoly of violence

Ain't I a woman?

Look at me

And see the black man

Ain't I a woman?

Muslim and colored bodies. Lynched.

Like Jesus on a tree

Ain't I a woman?

Black, female, oppressed. Nevertheless,

My soul magnifies the Lord

Larycia Hawkins