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Celebrating Womanhood: A Ritual

This song comes from a woman’s group I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of for over twenty years in Texas. One of the women came up with the tune, another the words and I created the movements. Over the years other words have come, and we have explored different movement formations. We often form a circle and face in toward the center. In the second verse we face a woman to the side of us in the circle and we become partners.

Listen to the audio of I am Woman

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I am woman
I am woman
I grow out of the earth.
Beautiful, beautiful,
Powerful, powerful
and wise.

Beautiful, beautiful,
Powerful, powerful,
And wise
And wise.

You are woman,
You are woman,  
You grow out of the earth,
Beautiful, beautiful,
Powerful, powerful
and wise.

Beautiful, beautiful,
Powerful, powerful,
And wise
And wise.

I am woman
I am woman,
I go back to the earth.
Beautiful, beautiful,
Powerful, powerful,

Beautiful, beautiful,
Powerful, powerful,
And wise
And wise.

TED presentation by Eve Ensler

Here is one of my favorite short videos – a TED presentation by Eve Ensler.

Eve’s life work has been to use her skills as an actress and playwright to give voice to women and girls who do not have a voice in the larger world. Her scripts and enactments tell the stories of women and girls and are told on behalf of ending violence against women over the world.

I believe Eve has hit on an important part of the solution. She invites everyone, women, men, girls, and boys to…

Embrace your inner girl!

Eve Ensler TED Presentation