8 Mar 2011

Happy International Womens Day! Celebrate In Style Here!

                                  


 I have always admired Annie Lenox and her haunting scottish voice, she has always pushed both the boundaries of style, age, being a women and politics. She is fearless but not afraid to share what make her vulnerable and has the abillity to empower people from all walks of life. She make for a pretty incredible ambassador for national womens day and makes me feel pretty proud of how far we have all come as women, but reminds me also that some of us in some countries still have a good deal further to go, my father lives in a Nepal and many girls there start work at the age of 7 or 8 years of age and only a chosen few will recive an education. 






 I just had to share one of my all time favourite poems about being a woman with you all. 

Phenomenal Woman

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






 

 Sharon x x x 

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