Stylist has teamed up with Galaxy® to bring you a verse by actress, poet and feminist Jade Anouka. To mark the centenary of women winning the right to vote, the poem celebrates those who put their rights first and fought for female suffrage 100 years ago. Read on and never forget…
We all deserve to have a voice
Our fundamental right for choice
A hundred years ago for some
A big step for women on how their lives are run.
But it wasn’t got without a fight.
A milestone being marked nationwide,
And with every goal reached there’s another in sight.
This landmark for women is progress for all,
A right to vote
And a chance to fall.
For a chance to fall is a chance to stand up
And stand up we must,
Because being empowered to vote
Is our greatest expression of choice.
An opportunity for fulfilment
And a need to have a voice.
No matter your colour
No matter your creed
Sexuality or gender
It’s the same way that we bleed.
So don’t forget the struggles
And don’t forget the fight
But let’s celebrate all women
And our fundamental right