Trading Titles

I donned the title of "ceo" - 
whatever that means in a startup, really
because I am a woman,
and don't you know that
women are normally deprived
these roles?

I was handed the title of "ceo" - 
with little context, or discussion, really - 
because I am a woman,
and don't you know that
startups led by women
have higher success rates
than those that are not?

I was called a "ceo" - 
with few men taking it seriously, really - 
because I am a woman, 
and don't you know that
startup titles don't
really mean anything?

And so, I traded titles
and left the startup. 

Now, I call myself a feminist
the unpopular kind, really - 
because I am a woman, 
and don't you know that
I can be the "ceo"
of my own life instead?

- K

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This post was inspired by Radical Girl Gang.  You can get this CEO Tee, here

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