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Phenomenal Woman

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.

Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.

 

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Are you a Strong Woman, A Woman of Strength… OR Both?

A Strong Woman vs.  A Woman of Strength

By Lavida Harris

A strong woman
works out every day to keep her body in shape… but
A woman of strength
kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape…

A strong woman
isn’t afraid of anything… of Strength
but
A woman of strength
shows courage in the midst of her fear…

A strong woman
won’t let anyone get the best of her… but
A woman of strength
gives the best of her to everyone…

A strong woman
makes mistakes and avoids the same in the future…
A woman of strength
realizes life’s mistakes can also be God’s blessings

and capitalizes on them…

A strong woman
walks sure footedly… but
A woman of strength
knows God will catch her when she falls…

A strong woman
wears the look of confidence on her face… but
A woman of strength
wears grace…

A strong woman
has faith that she is strong enough for the journey… but
A woman of strength
has faith that it is in the journey that she will become strong…

  Copyright Lavida Harris, Tributetoblackwomen.com 2006 – 2007

The Awakening

The Awakening

There comes a time in your life when you finally

get it … When in the midst of all your fears and

insanity you stop dead in your tracks and

somewhere the voice inside your head cries out

“ENOUGH! Enough fighting and crying or

struggling to hold on.” And, like a child quieting

down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to

subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink

back your tears and through a mantle of wet

lashes you begin to look at the world from a new

perspective.

……….This is your awakening.

Copyright, Sonny Carroll, 2001.

Introduction to The Awakening by Sonny Carroll.

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Warrior Woman Has Fully Awoken!

Warrior Woman Has Fully Awoken!

This woman has been kind, gentle,

and has much love,

All of this has been given with

the blessing of the Great Spirit above,

But Great Spirit gave her something

else and she didn’t know it…

The Great Spirit gave her

the blessing of being a warrior woman

as now her light is lit!

This warrior woman has come

fully alive today,

She is no longer anyone’s slave or prey,

She is taking back her life today,

And those who know who she truly is,

can stay.

No longer will she live the lives of others,

She will give back the blames and responsibilities of others

where it belongs,

For she also has the bear and wolf inside her,

which is now so very powerful

and uniquely strong.

 

Copyright, Lady J-Ann

 

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Secrets to Becoming a Confident Woman

“Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good — on your mirror!” – Susan Jeffers

 

Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than her confidence and her ability to express that confidence everywhere she goes. We are all capable of building our own confidence… with a few simple steps independently. As women, we can often look at our lives negatively, thinking about what is missing, and yet not doing anything to improve or move forward. From a deep core in your center, those stickers mentioned above will radiate to the rest of the world how much you value yourself and either draw others to you or push them away.

 

One of the primary keys to remember is that once you like yourself first, then you will be able to exude your confidence anywhere. You will be able to handle any situation alone and never feel or appear out of place. Always remember that confidence can grow!

 

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Build that strong deep core of self-love with the qualities of a confident woman:

  1. Live your mission and purpose. There is no need to conform!
  2. Spend (and love) time alone, and also be open to love. Balance is the key.
  3. Take very little personally. Be open to feedback and comments that can be beneficial.
  4. Admit your flaws while also releasing guilt.
  5. Be willing to ask for help, and don’t wait to be rescued from difficulties.
  6. Stop talking so much and be willing to listen to others. Keep an open mind.
  7. Help support and empower other women. There is no need to compete!

3 Easy Ways to Activate Your Heart

 

Clinical Sexologist Dr. Martha Tara Lee shares three easy ways to activate your heart.

This is part of the She’s Next “Women Loving themselves and their Presence” Video Series. Dr. Martha Lee has contributed this video for the series and made it available for the She’s Next community first!

Author of Love, Sex and Everything In-Between and founder of Eros Coaching, Dr. Martha Tara Lee is a Clinical Sexologist who conducts sexuality and intimacy coaching, and runs sexuality education events in Asia.