Today is a special day for me. Lord willing, I’ll be co-facilitating my first group monologue performance on stage tonight alongside three other courageous women and 9 brave storytellers! This is an integral part of an intensive training I am undergoing to become a Professional Therapeutic Monologue Facilitator. The process has been life changing for me, but more on that later.

Angel Monologues 8.5x11

 

 

My training transpired the week Maya Angelou passed over and I am dedicating the show, “The Angel Monologues” in her honor. Please read my latest newsletter to read more about that and to sign up if you feel inspired from it. Thanks, “kids”! And thank you again, Maya!

Here is the poster from the previous show that was also an important part of my training in which I shared a deeply personal and moving story from my life as my offering…

Today I AM feeling like a…

Stories from Soul 8.5x11Phenomenal 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 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.
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