Cover Photo: 6/8/19 | Proud by Kurt Daniel
 

6/8/19 | Proud

I am proud

Proud to be all the things you said I could never be

And do all the things you said I could never do

I am proud to be

Every expectation you wish wasn’t exceeded

Because I executed it in the most effortless way

I am proud to be

The most beautiful

And happy

Version of myself I could ever create

This skin is flawed

But I am proud

Proud to be all the things you said I could never be

And proud to stand strong

Alone

Without relying on your support to guide me through the world

That challenges me every day

I once called you home

But now I call myself home

Because this safe space is all mine

I am proud

Proud to love in all the ways I know how

And forgive in all the ways you never knew how to

I am proud

On this day

And every day

But I am proud

Philadelphia.