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Ten empowering poems for HER this International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day!

Black women laughing

Woman -

Delicate, yet filled with strength.

Endowed with elegance,

Pure bliss and radiance.

What it is to be

A woman.

At Words of Faith, I'm all about the love, light and poetry. Especially for my fellow sisters. In a world that demands so much from women, it's only right that we celebrate and empower ourselves consistently! Here's how we're doing it this International Women's Day.

My selection of empowering poems for women this International Women's Day

I couldn't start this post without one of the most inspiring poems on womanhood - Phenomenal Woman.

Doesn't this just make you proud to be a woman? Claim it my sisters, you are phenomenal.

Phenomenal Woman - a poem 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 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 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.

Still I Rise - a poem by Dr Maya Angelou

Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I've got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs?

Dear Young Woman - a poem by Britta B

I hope you find you. I hope you find love. I see all the armour you wear. I see all the jewels and gems of wisdom you share. It’s okay to shine. It's okay to shine.

The Flame Within - a poem by Words of Faith

She thrives, she sparks. She glows, she grows.

You Are - a poem by Words of Faith

You are a vessel. His very own. Masterpiece. Piece of art.

Little Black Girls - a poem by Sophia Thakur

Run your fingers through your afro. That tree that this whole culture breathes from. Blue magic drops like diamonds, glistening, adorning your skull. Liquid gold dances down your neck.

Your Beauty Is Beautiful - a poem by Sophia Thakur

Your smile illuminates not only your face, but the entire room.

Girl, You Better Sing - a poem by Sophia Thakur

Sing, into your breaking. Sing, into your shaking.

What's A Woman Worth - a poem by Quina Aragon

All in all, a worthy child of God. What's a woman worth then? No less than, his life, his death, his resurrection.

What Is A Woman? - a poem by Jackie Hill Perry

We must unlearn the deep misunderstandings that composed themselves as empowerment. As freedom. Liberation has never come by way of unbelief.

Ladies, I hope you've enjoyed watching these inspiring videos! Share with a sister to spread the love and feel free to comment even more of your favourite empowering poems.

- Faithful xoxo


About the Author:

Faith Olajuyigbe Poet

Faith is a Birmingham based writer. She has a background in drama with a focus on writing poetry, blogs and more.

Through her work, she explores themes such as love, life, faith, passion and purpose. Faith is a true creative at heart and also enjoys videography and editing.

Her debut poetry book, Words of Faith, is available to purchase in store and on Amazon.


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