International Women's Day

She is strong.
She is resilient.
She changed the standard.
She stood next to her brothers, resisting with all that they have.
A rock, a kuffiyeh, and their honor.
At that moment, her gender didn't define her because for her—it was life or death.
She didn't sit while her husband and son were taken by soldiers in the middle of the night.
She refused to stand down to the bully for she fears no one but God.
She knows that so long as she's standing for what is just, He is with her.
She is strong.
She is resilient.

She is the Palestinian woman.