How Not To Be Brown

Teach your children, parents, sisters and friends
the value of self love.

Stop asking girls if they have a boyfriend yet.
Stop pestering partners about getting hitched.
Stop your match-making sneak attacks.
Stop being less than excited about their artistic achievements,
their work triumphs
and their latest travel adventures.

Encourage women to bloom,
to learn
to explore
and to love
not so they are better partners
but so they are better people.

Because one day that girl might be alone.
Because one day he might leave her.
Because one day that man
might take very important things
from that woman.

And all she will know
is that she is not enough without him
and their life together
because you told her so.