This Third-Grader's Feminist Poem Is Basically A Masterpiece

"I am a rich pie strong with knowledge. I will not be eaten."

Because female empowerment, gender equality, and sexism are so often talked about in today's culture, girls are likely to be exposed to these ideas at an early age. The TV shows they watch, the books they read, and even the dolls they play with can be centered around these themes. Adolescents are learning about these issues both in and out of the classroom, so it's not surprising that these themes may find their way into some of their creative activities. 

One feminist poem, said to be written by a third grader, titled "The True Feminine" has recently been making the rounds on social media. People are blown away by the emotional and articulate way this young girl expressed feelings of oppression and liberation.


"I am not sugar and spice and everything nice," the poem begins. "I am music, I am art. I am a story. I am a church bell, gonging out wrongs and rights and normal nights. I was baby. I am child. I will be mother," the young poet continues. "I don't mind being considered beautiful, I do not allow that to be my definition. I am a rich pie strong with knowledge. I will not be eaten." 

The poem was originally posted by the girl's teacher on Facebook. "Take a moment to read this poem written today by one of my students," the teacher wrote. "One of my THIRD GRADE students. She wrote it at recess - no prompt, just free-flowing thought." 

The poem soon made its way to Twitter where Arabelle Sicardi, who later changed her name on the social media platform to "rich pie," shared it with her followers and called the third grader a "Gen Z Slyvia Plath." 

Sicardi's tweet has since been shared more than 58,000 times and has over 145,000 likes. Whether or not it was in fact written by a third-grader, people are moved by the words and are expressing their appreciation. 

Some people don't believe this was the work of a third grader, but you might be surprised by how impressive the poems of young students can be. Don't underestimate a kid's ability to express herself creatively and intelligently. 

We haven't been able to track down the 8-year-old author yet, but, if she did write it, we hope she knows how powerful her words are and how talented she is. 

Because at the end of the day, don't we all just want to believe we're rich pies too?


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