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Emotional Nutrition by Nayyirah Waheed

i will tell you, my daughter of your worth not your beauty every day. (your beauty is a given. every being is born beautiful). knowing your worth can save your life. raising you on beauty alone you will be starved. you will be raw. you will be weak. an easy stomach. always   in   need   of   someone telling you how beautiful you are.

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…

Have you met her?

She’s fierce, multifaceted Her story has never been told She’s a visionary , nonconforming She often breaks the mold She confident, driven Her presence is effervescent True to her convictions One can’t deny the power of her essence She falls, but when she rises, She’s more determined than before You might throw away the key She’ll find a way to open the door When she’s exhausted She presses forward, inspite of herself Her gifts make her rich But her legacy is her wealth Her journey is remarkable, The manifestation of a dream At the height of her potential She’s what every ambitious woman aspires to be You don’t fear her, you adore her Her plight is your plight too By giving her all, indirectly She brings out the best in you Year over year She reveals more of herself She gracefully raises the bar Pushing forward everyone else She’s victorious, she…