Women’s History Month – Nikki Giovanni – I’m Not Lonely

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Throughout the month of March each year, people all over the United States celebrate Women’s History Month. At Janeane’s World, we are joining that celebration by sharing inspirational words from women throughout history. Today we are sharing the Nikki Giovanni poem “I’m Not Lonely.”

Here is my interpretation of the poem. After you watch it, create one of your own and share it with me at janeanedavis@janeanesworld.com .

Women’s History Month – Maya Angelou – Still I Rise

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Today Janeane’s World is celebrating Women’s History Month by sharing a poem from the great Maya Angelou entitled, “Still I Rise.” written in 1978.   This poem is powerful, strong and resilient. Like many of Angelou’s poems it tells the story of a woman who refuses to be downtrodden, broken an in despair. Quite to the contrary, the woman in this poem speaks of her ascent, her riches and hope that abounds. She cries, but she rises. She recognizes her inner power, her sex appeal, her power to rise. Beyond all that she knows that no matter from where she came, she is rising and going to the stars dreamed of generations before.

Still I Rise — Maya Angelou          women's history month maya angelou www.janeanesworld.com
You may write me down in history

With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries. Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

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?

Women’s History Month – Coco Chanel – Famous Quotes

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Throughout the month of March, people all over the United States celebrate Women’s History Month. Everyone at Janeane’s World is joining the celebration.  Today I am sharing some of my favorite quotes from the legendary Coco Chanel.

Here is my video interpretation of some classic (pardon the pun) Coco Chanel quotes. Check it out, then create your own video interpretation and share it with me at janeanedavis@janeanesworld.com .

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.