Happy Women’s Day, All You Phenomenal Women

               

This poem, Phenomenal Woman, by my all-time heroine sums up what it is to be a woman.

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A woman who doesn’t conform, who is happy in herself, feels alive, feels her body and is aware of her own personal power. This power isn’t in the negative sense of power of people, but simply feels her own ability to be autonomous in the world and her own power to act in the way she chooses.

I do hope you enjoy this pose and enjoy happy women’s day.

With love,

Kat

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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.


Kat Farrants by Karen Yeomans

Kat Farrants by Karen Yeomans

This article was written for Women’s Day 2016 by Movement for Modern Life’s fabulous founder, Kat Farrants.

 

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