woman,

with breasts that you measure in “cups” and letters
and you can’t even

remember the size,

and all you know is how they perk or drop in the mirror 

with stretch marks across your thighs that look like you’ve gone to war with lions and

you have won.

remember

that you are both

woman and man

with warrior and Queen 

running and  pumping and

breathing. 

through your veins. 

-Nyesha Lashay


Nyesha Lashay is a self-taught artist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently studying Gender & Women’s Studies and Human Development/Family Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can find her work on http://nyeshalashay.com and on Instagram: @nyeshalashay

Finding inspiration in the divinity of women around the world, Nyesha creates art that illustrates the diversity, strength, and fierceness of women everywhere.

She is a creator, writer, poet, thinker, lover, friend, sisterfriend, & artist hoping to uplift & inspire women everywhere to be brave in embracing their true, divine selves.