In an essay for Rolling Stone released Thursday, Kesha explains why she loves being a woman. The singer's piece comes on the heels of her new song, "Woman," which is an anthem that she considers a "female empowerment song." Kesha explains the influence behind the song and why it's so important for her to express what being a woman means to her. Throughout her essay and her new song, the 30-year-old repeatedly calls herself a "motherf*cking woman," and that's probably how every woman is going to refer to herself after she reads what Kesha has to say about her own womanhood.
"I have always been a feminist, but for much of my life I felt like a little girl trying to figure things out," she writes. Whether we are fighting for equal pay, working towards a higher position in our careers, trying to break that glass ceiling, or just hoping to finally be taken seriously in any area of life, women are often made to feel inadequate, which Kesha seems to understand well. But, the singer proves women are from that. As she writes,
In the past few years, I have felt like a woman more than ever. I just feel the strength and awesomeness and power of being female. We hold the key to humanity. We decide if we populate the Earth, and if so, with whom. We could just decide not to have any more kids and the human race would be over. That is power.
That definitely is a unique way to examine the power women hold, but Kesha's words do ring true. Women truly are at the center of humanity and harness the ability to say and do as they please, whether that be deciding they want to have kids or letting their voices be heard when it comes to taking control of their bodies. Basically, women are powerful superheroes and Kesha doesn't want anyone to forget it.
"I just really f*cking love being a woman and I wanted an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong," she writes about "Woman." Kesha makes clear that the song is for men, too, and shares that she wrote the song with two men. As she writes, "It was such a beautiful experience to write such a strong female empowerment song with two men, Drew Pearson and Stephen Wrabel, because it reinforces how supportive men can be of women AND feminism."
This essay and Kesha's new song further demonstrate how Kesha is using her voice for good, which she previously expressed she wanted to do a piece written for Lenny Letter. Thank you, Kesha, for showing myself, and other women, that we shouldn't be ashamed of who we are, but proud of it. Now, gather all that power you have and go shout from the rooftops, "I'm a motherf*cking woman!" Kesha would absolutely want you to.