Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I'm telling lies.I say,It's in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,And to a man,The fellows stand orFall 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 womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.Men themselves have wonderedWhat they see in me.They try so muchBut they can't touchMy inner mystery.When I try to show themThey 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 womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.Now you understandJust why my head's not bowed.I don't shout or jump aboutOr have to talk real loud.When you see me passingIt 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 womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.
Hi!Thanks @Brianne Haxton. I love a good inspiration story! And I don't want to shift the story on being inspired. I'll just add that there are unconventional ways to be inspired - like understanding that it's ok to be unsure of things. That we're not perfect. That we don't have to get everything right. That women don't have to be held to an unrealistic standard. That we're human.
I have two podcasts to recommend from women that inspire me to be gentle with myself. Everything Happens with Kate Bowler - https://katebowler.com/podcasts/Terrible, Thanks for Asking with Nora McInerny - https://www.ttfa.org/I know this may seem like I hijacked the thread for this. So to that end, let me get us back on track. I recommend a wonderful short film - Ala-Kachuu Take and Run. It tells the story of women who are kidnapped to marry. The director was inspired to get this lesser known story out there. It's a powerful short that's nominated for an Oscar this year and will hopefully bring more awareness to this. I'm inspired by this director bringing voice to this.Happy International Women's Day!
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