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Excerpt from the poem 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…

PHOTOGRAPHER: Gabrielle Aguilar

MODEL: Maiya Evans, Karina Gamboa, Rachel Urbano, Claire Sumner, Manami Maxted, Katherine McCarthy, Monica Garcia, Samar Shaukat


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