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What should be the Theme to Women’s History Month (and women in general) March 3, 2008

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Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them,They think I’m telling lies.I say,It’s in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.

I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man,The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees.I say,It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth,The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet.I’m a woman Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered What they see in me.They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery.When I try to show them They say they still can’t see.I say,It’s in the arch of my back, The sun of my smile,The ride of my breasts,The grace of my style.I’m a woman Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me.

Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed.I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.When you see me passing It ought to make you proud.I say,It’s in the click of my heels,The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care,’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally.Phenomenal woman, That’s me.



1. Phenomenal Woman: Michelle Obama « ash magazine: beauty, music, lifestyle - March 12, 2009

[…] Michelle Obama is now my new role model. Not because she is the United States first African-American First Lady, but because she has achieved so much as an African-American woman. Being that she’s ivy-league educated and raised from a two parent home, she breaks the stereotype of how society views African-American lives. Her intelligence and achievements aren’t the exception to the rule, but the actuality that is being forced on to every ney-sayer who believes that people of color cannot achieve the same lifestyle as white Americans. She’s a phenomenal woman. […]

2. pelela maquvana - August 6, 2009

i have spent all my life wondering when that one man will come and for many who claimed to be the one i’ve shed my tears, now i realise that i am a woman phenomenally and i am a phenomenal woman,i will not apologise for being soft and humble,fragile and too kind to others,although they may take advantage of that i know i’ve done my bit.the poem is inspirational and may as well have saved my life.thank you maya

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