Steph Sparkles

Growing up the daughter of a single mother and overshadowed by an older sibling who was always the family’s pride and joy, I quickly learned the value of self-love. Thus, I found great inspiration in the writings of the author Maya Angelou. What I saw in myself as ordinary, such as always pushing myself to set goals, working my hardest to achieve them, accepting my failures as teaching moments and growing from them, others found to be extraordinary.  Her writings reflect a confident, independent woman with beauty and strength, inside and out.

Phenomenal 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  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.

Steph Sparkles Color



1 comment


  • Toni

    Stephanie has proven to be a exceptional and phenomenal woman, wife , mother and daughter-in-law. While in difficult times she has had such amazing fortitude when most would have wanted to give up. She’s creative ,sincere and mostly dedicated in all that she does. No one could be more proud than I. This sparkle exemplifies her! I can wait to try this product.
    Love you HNM
    ( that’s code and acronym for what we call one another)
    Sparkle On HNM!


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