Connected by our brokenness,

Fused together by our pain,

Companions in a common understanding,

We want gain, without the pain.

Walking in each other’s shoes,

Sharing in the struggle,

Stories with similar lines,

Lives lived outside the lines,

Narrators of our parallel histories,

Redefining destinies,

Brokenness, is not the only thing that connects us,

It will not define us,

We have it within us to rise,

Our shared experience has proven that,

As the Phenomenal Maya said,

“Still I rise.”

We echo her words,

We make them our own,

Connected by our hope.