International Women's Day

Happy Women's Day! I kinda think I already started celebrating last night when I went for drinks with some ladies and we discussed a whole multitude of different issues relating to women, some a little X Rated perhaps haha. Put it this way, the word "moist" was thrown around a lot haha. But there is something so nice about women getting together and talking . We covered politics, economics, ethics...all in the space of 4 hours. Ahh if only we ruled the world (Hilary I'm counting on you!).

Anyway, I've been riffling through TED talks today, looking for interesting videos on women's issues and I came across this one that I absolutely love. I've talked about Feminism on my blog a few times before (click the "feminism" tab below to see my previous posts) and I feel this video perfectly sums up my views. There's a million more things I'd love to go into more about feminism and empowering women but that might need to wait for a time when I can properly plan a good post (as I know this topic can spark plenty of debates). But for now, I leave you with Roxanne Gay's thoughts and my favourite poem from Maya Angelou . Have a great day all and much to all my girls out there xo 


Phenomenal Woman


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 for my care.   

’Cause I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,

That’s me.