Thursday, February 14, 2013


Why do I rise to end violence against women?

Because I am a WOMAN.

Because we are the ones that give birth to our CHILDREN.

Because we are daughters... mothers... aunts...cousins... athletes... students... teachers...doctors... politicians... FRIENDS.

Because we are a COMMUNITY
... and we have to fight TOGETHER.

Because among us is Mary the mother of God, Rosa Parks, Eve Ensler, Mother Teresa

... and millions more of silent HEROINES

Because we are TIRED.
Because the violence needs to STOP.

Anyone see the heart shape in the center?!

Because we are SEXY.
Because God LOVES us.

all of us


Because we are simply PHENOMENAL...

"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
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
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
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
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.