Maya Wegerif

Maya Wegerif
"it dont cost a thing to smile, u aint gota pay to laugh" -India Arie

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Price of a woman (a commercial)

Introducing new and deprived: what it means to be a black woman in Africa!
Comes with additional pressure poverty and premenstrual stress
Only in stores when having a child becomes an expense
Or when you only have a few cents
And in reality having a child becomes a liability

Being a black woman in this country
We’ll start the bidding at… nothing! in fact we’ll enforce it upon you
Sold! To the lady in the dark skin
This society is not woman-friendly
Its structure does not cater to those who are not wealthy
So forget it if your dad doesn’t drive a Bentley

Wait cut! Let’s take it from the top of the scene the last part’s not mean to be seen
Act: Globalisation, scene: make them buy into it and action!
So get yours while stocks last and believe me stocks will last because we’ll always find new ways to market it
Buy into it and you’ll get a TV set almost free that you can play loud and watch them act out how your life was meant to play out

New: this is not a sexist society
Its lies, but you can drink it
And now it’s black girls who are targeted
And stocks are not limited, only your dreams, your future and a way out
Those are prohibited

And we keep our secret behind set
In fact it’s an age old recipe from centuries back and we keep it safely hidden in mindset
So it has a lifetime guarantee

See we make you think that everything related to black is bad.
Blackmail, blacklisted, oh damn look at that nasty blackhead
But that’s not all we’ll even throw in husband to make you feel subjected you must never know you’re a queen
So call me a show-off when I say I only want to succeed in career and being to be seen
And then hope that for all women seeing really is believing
And that one day we’ll all be living
Our dreams

Maya Wegerif '09


  1. this is all good stuff. And you could take it in all sorts of directions.

  2. Thank you Peter :) i suppose i could. Any ideas?

  3. i remember this one, you all should see her performing it!! powerful!