One of the first poems that changed my life was Phenomenal Woman by poet and writer, Maya Angelou. At the time when I first stumbled upon it there hadn’t been one other voice that I could relate to. Maya was a powerful force and inspiration to women of all shapes, sizes and colors because her words not only were meaningful but impactful of how women are viewed.
While the poem celebrated a woman’s body and the uniqueness that separates every woman from other women, to me it’s got a larger and deeper meaning.
Being a phenomenal woman to me means being confident as a woman and not looking for the approval of others to make you who you are. However you choose to tackle your obstacles in your professional or personal life, be comfortable in who you are and never stray from that.
Being the best you can be is accepting your skills and talents and doing your best every single day with what you’ve got because whether you realize it now or later in your life, there’s so much power in being yourself.
Happy Monday everyone and be PHENOMENAL!