How to be a Woman: Ladies, Respect Yourselves. {Video}

Via Jennifer S. White
on Dec 6, 2013
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Hell. Yes.

This girl tears it up.

I first saw this on my Facebook newsfeed, shared by a friend. This young woman’s inspiring poem is quickly becoming a viral sensation with the accompanying title of Man she goes in. Realest shit I’ve heard from a female in a while.

Seriously, that’s its title on both YouTube and Facebook.

Initially, I tried to include some of this poem’s incredibly moving words, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s absolutely best when heard through the author’s powerful voice.

Watch this—and ladies, listen up.

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Ed: Bryonie Wise




About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


3 Responses to “How to be a Woman: Ladies, Respect Yourselves. {Video}”

  1. gdr23 says:

    Powerful. She's a lady we need to listen to.

  2. maggiebea says:

    Sounds like a powerful poem — at least, I imagine so. The part I could hear sounded important and powerful. But as a person with significant hearing challenges, I'm sorry you decided we didn't need to read her words as visible text.

  3. You can watch the YouTube video and turn the captions on. (A feature offered by YouTube, which is one reason I shared this version.)