Hey there lovelies!!  I don’t know how many of you participate in the #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) trend on social media; I have a time or two.  Nonetheless, last week, one of the teen girls I mentor at church named me her #WCW, calling me a “phenomenal woman.”  🙂  I was so surprised and truly touched that she would think enough of me to share my picture with her IG friends (you know how teens are, lol) and even more so that she thinks I’m phenomenal.  I certainly think myself pretty awesome, but I can’t say phenomenal is a term I’ve used to describe myself, but I will from now on!  This also, got me thinking about one of my and everyone’s favor Maya Angelou poems, “Phenomenal Woman.”


Phenomenal Woman by Dr. 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
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.
Cami- Forver 21; Leggings:  Merona (similar); Shirt (men’s):  Michael Michael Kors -taken from guy friend (similar);  Shoes:  Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop

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 for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.”
Are you a phenomenal woman?  If not, what word would you use to describe yourself?
  • Reiko

    I think phenomenal is the perfect word to describe you!

  • Indeed that is you Rocquelle. What a wonderful gift from that young lady. I believe that when someone speaks highly of another person, it affects the universe in a positive way because it has the power to uplift and transfer positivity. She needs to know that she is phenomenal as well 🙂
    I would describe myself as Nurturing: To feed and protect; To support and encourage; To bring up.