This week's fabulous woman in Maya Angelou for living large and strong and for writing the poem Phenomenal Woman. She is a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director who at age 83 still travels the world sharing her thoughts.
Phenomenal Woman is one of my favorite poems - to me its the equivalent of a song on the radio that you crank up the volume for and sing at the top of your lungs because it makes you happy. This is the first section - the full poem can be found here.
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.
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
Images from MayaAngelou.com