Freedom, expression and fearlesness comes with it a heavy dose of boldness and originality. Most African women who are doing themselves and their society proud today had to purge themselves of so much baggage that comes with beign an African woman. Baggages such as "Not good enough", "unattractively big hips" etc. Moreso,the african woman's unique body shape that sometimes makes it impossible to fit into most european and american size dresses earned African women the term "awkwardly shaped". While some women have courageously stepped up to say I am not awkward. I am beautiful and my body is just perfect, some African women are still looking for the courage to do so. If you find yourself in this category, then fuss no more because we at AFWL have got your back. Read Maya Angelou's Phenomenal woman every morning before you leave your home. It is sure to give that healthy shot of confidence no woman should dress up without. And always remember, that fortune favours the bold, no good comes from hididng and being the shrinking violet in the corner. Enjoy ladies.
Phenomenal Woman: 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,
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 for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.