“Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s sizeBut 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 womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That’s me. I walk into a roomJust…

I hate being called Queen!

I got my first tattoo a few months after my 18th birthday. Freaknik was about to happen and I was a freshman at Clark Atlanta University. “Hotlanta” was about to house thousands of black college students, for our very own spring break festival, and I was definitely going to get my sex on. What better…