Passionately committed to marginalised communities, Thrive LawChanger Ayan Said has written and recorded a reading of her poem "War Child". Creating diverse and inclusive safe spaces is central to Ayan's work supporting marginalised communities.
Meaning resilience was embedded into my DNA from the start
As I learned to walk with lions,
Found peace with chaos and conflict as an infant.
Women in war zones surviving mortality rates higher than current statistics
Where in the UK,
40 percent more Black women miscarry in comparison to their counterparts,
I can't put into words the miracles of being women
And the way our bodies are ripped open to continue our species
Despite the neglect and abuse we face for just existing.
Women who lost loved ones to war
And the consequences of migration
But still women like my Mother
Raised us into adulthood
Where we are now
Unlearning and relearning
What it means to be human.
I found my voice and founded Voicing Voices to make a statement.
That we will no longer tolerate any glass ceilings.
We are united intergenerationally,
Globalisation is in our favour.