I know Who I Am

I know Who I Am

A Poem by Amanda Worthington

Maybe I’m not pretty

Maybe I’m not tall

Maybe I don’t wear make up

mini skirts,


or tight shirts.

I’m smart

and intelligent

and prideful

and confident.

I am more

than you say I am.

I am more

than my body.

I have always been told

how to look pretty

how to be skinny

how to dress.

Magazines will tell us

bedroom “tips”

what foods to eat

what styles are “in”

what type of body

we should have.

I know who I am,

I am not those headlines.

I am perfect.

I am beautiful.
I know who I am.

© 2015 Amanda Worthington

Author's Note

Amanda Worthington
It saddens me to see how much the female body is idolized today, how it is seen as more of an object instead of an actual human. I want to make it known that the standards of society don't have to be your standards for yourself. As always, comments and constructive criticism is always appreciated :)

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You did a great job writing this. The female body has been idolized by men far longer than we even know. When Hugh Hefner created playboy magazine, it actually helped woman to become objects of desire. Sex sold and the profits have never been better today which is a shame. All woman should be seen for who they are, not what their body looks like.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Amanda Worthington

4 Years Ago

Exactly! It's such a normal part of our society that most people don't even think about it or don't .. read more
Inspirational one.....We all need people like you to stand up and show the world the right way.....Thanks for sharing this......Thumbs up!!!!!!!

Posted 4 Years Ago

Such a relatable poem! Sometimes people don't understand that it's what's on the inside that counts, and that beauty isn't everything. I truly loved this beautiful poem, it was so inspiring!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Amanda Worthington

5 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you liked it :)

5 Years Ago

You're welcome! :D
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Great job at expressing your feelings through this piece! I see where you're coming from. Soceity wants us to be one way, but inside we want to be yourself. Sometimes it gets hard to be yourself, but just know God created you, and your beautiful! Wonderful piece and keep writing!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Amanda Worthington

5 Years Ago

aww thank you :)

5 Years Ago

Your very welcome!
The message of this poem is something I wish more people would realize and live by. People are always judged on their physical appearances and if you're not skinny enough or stylish enough then people don't like you. It's sickening. Great job with the poem!

Posted 5 Years Ago

Amanda Worthington

5 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Yes! I know how this feels and I'm glad you don't succumb to society's standards. Very refreshing and nice piece to read.

Posted 5 Years Ago

Most young woman can't read between the lines. Its all about money and sex sells as they say. Better off to ignore it all and live the way they want.

Posted 5 Years Ago

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7 Reviews
Added on April 16, 2015
Last Updated on April 16, 2015
Tags: confidence, feminism


Amanda Worthington
Amanda Worthington


Why do I write? Because I want my opinions and my thoughts to be known. I want to make other people feel what I do. I love it when it's just me and my characters, late at night with no one to interrup.. more..


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