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Comment 213 of 423, added on October 20th, 2007 at 1:35 PM.

I am a puertorican woman who is proud of my race, I adore the fact that 1/3
of the blood that runs in my veins is the blood of my ancestors who were
black slaves. Maybe many people in the world don't know that "boricuas" are
a race that comes from three, spanish, "tainos (indians)" and black. And
let me say that our Flavor and Heart is all black...
It is incredible how you write Miss Maya, there is nothing that you had
wrote that I don't applaud with every fiber of my heart and soul.
Thank you Miss Maya for sharing the wonderful talent you have with all of
us and for making the women who read your material feel ....Phenomenal

Carmen Rosa from United States
Comment 212 of 423, added on October 12th, 2007 at 12:26 PM.

When I read Phenomenal Woman I was moved ,because as a young African
American Woman I feel that we dont give ourselvs credit as to how beautiful
we are. Honestly I can Say that thanks to Maya Angelou being the voice of
black young ladies all over we no longer haft to hold our head down. I can
now walk high and talk low and still be heard by all man and woman alike.

Tiffani W
Comment 211 of 423, added on October 3rd, 2007 at 7:20 PM.

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Marki from USA
Comment 210 of 423, added on September 16th, 2007 at 4:20 PM.

I really enjoy everything that you do, I love your

stationary. I am using your poem at present entitled "phenomenal Woman" to
aid in teaching an eleventh grader to read. Thank God for you.

LaVada Frazier from Armenia
Comment 209 of 423, added on August 5th, 2007 at 5:39 PM.

Phenomenal Woman has become my mantra. Like Dr. Angelou I am also of
exceptional height and size, something that people never failed to bring to
my attention and not always in the positive either. Reading that poem gave
me a new outlook of myself...I embraced my inner woman, I now walk taller,
I feel beautiful and I am phenomenal. God Bless Dr. Maya..A Fabulous
Phenomenal Woman

Tiffany Gibson from Bahamas
Comment 208 of 423, added on June 19th, 2007 at 10:34 PM.

this poem was inspirational to me because after a certain age, and having
children your body goes through many changes so you dont always have the
confidence that you had prior, but Phenomenal Woman reminds me that it is
not the exterior it is what you carry within. The self confidence,strength,
and wisdom

Julie ODonnell from United States
Comment 207 of 423, added on June 1st, 2007 at 10:15 AM.

When I read the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelo it sent a message to
me. She expresses her thoughts about her life and her looks. They give you
self confidence and help you to feel less self-conscious. You can tell she
has a feeling about racism. She inclines that it doesn’t matter if you are
black, white, or even purple!
She says she is phenomenal, you can tell she is. She thinks highly of
herself, to make the right decisions and how even if she isn’t “a fashion
model size” boys can still drop to their knees when they see her.
To other people she may seem like a mystery. But to me, Maya Angelo, is
one who already has life figured out. When someone is so sure about
everything she says she doesn’t care what other people think. She has “the
grace of her style.” She knows what’s in her and she knows how to tell it
like it is.
The ways she thinks is so proud and courageous! She can certainly say with
a smile that she isn’t perfect. She’s, “not cute or built to fit a fashion
model size.” She may not be perfect but maybe she likes it that way. She
doesn’t have to be loud or jumpy to be someone special. She can be liked
just the way she is.
She won’t change for anyone. She won’t change her looks or her ways. “It’s
the fire in her eyes.” She can make a room smile by just telling you her
confidence-boosting advice. She is a woman, phenomenally. And guess what?
Maybe that’s me too.
Maybe all girls are phenomenal women! Maybe we can all stand up and say “I
rise!” And we ALL can feel good about the way we look and the way we are!
She is a phenomenal woman. If you don’t think so, take it up with her. But
I promise she will tell you, “It’s the click of my heels, the bend of my
hair, the palm of my hand, the need of my care. ‘Cause I am a woman
phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that’s me.”

Ali Ottum from United States
Comment 206 of 423, added on May 31st, 2007 at 8:25 AM.

I love this pome I read it every night. I seems like the pome was made for
me. When I read this pome it made me see that people can love me for me
because I am a Phenomenal Women.

Angel Price from United States
Comment 205 of 423, added on April 18th, 2007 at 12:14 PM.

this poem discribes me in so many ways thats why i love it so much

Roxanne barrett from United States
Comment 204 of 423, added on April 13th, 2007 at 8:10 PM.

Ilove poem so nice how did youcome up with this poem

Jessica Collins from United States

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Poet: Maya Angelou
Poem: Phenomenal Woman
Added: Feb 9 2004
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