I Am a Woman

Some days you just have to have a playlist that reminds you that all of your womanly powers make you a “superhero” capable of changing the world. This is that playlist.

“Girl in a County Song” Maddie & Tae

“We ain’t a cliché. That ain’t no way to treat a lady.”

For all you who are country girls at heart, Maddie & Tae are among the first to tackle the “country girl” stererotype and let you know that you’re more than just your cut-offs.

“Million Pound Girl” Fuse Odg

“She phenomenal, she motivate, she elevate.”

If you can pause for a moment to stop dancing around your kitchen to hear the lyrics, (bonus if you can actually understand them), you’ll want to claim your rightful place as Queen.

“Miss Independent” Ne-Yo

“She walk like a boss. She talk like a boss.”

This Ne-Yo throwback will set your standards for the kind of man who would be worthy of a queen like you (one that respects that you’re a total, independent boss).

“Brave Honest Beautiful” Fifth Harmony & Meghan Trainor

“You’re brave, yeah, you’re honest and you’re beautiful.”

Fifth Harmony channels inspiring women to tell you that you’re capable of whatever you set your mind to. Cue their nod to Beyonce…

“Run the World (Girls)” Beyonce

“My persuasion can build a nation.”

It was impossible to get through a playlist dedicated to killer women everywhere without the Queen. This song will make you want to gather your army of amazing women and set out to conquer the world.

“BO$$” Fifth Harmony

“Working for my money, ‘cause that’s what my momma taught me.”

This song is for your inner CEO. Get out there and work hard to make the money you deserve.

“Roar” Katy Perry

“’Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar”

After you’ve been knocked down, this song will inspire you to shake off the dust and let everyone know that you’re back and you mean business.

“Woman (Oh Mama)” Joy Williams

“I am the universe wrapped in skin.”

Joy William’s powerful list of affirmations will make you want to stand in front of your mirror and tell yourself all of the ways you are amazing, complex and fascinating.


Now go find a mountain (or a metaphorical one, because there aren’t many mountains around), channel all of the inspirational lyrics and yell “I AM WOMAN. HEAR ME ROAR!”

Iris Proctor
Iris is the director of ArborWoman.