Only a real woman, who has experienced the harsh reality of growing up in America where the standards of beauty are determined by anorexic supermodels, boozed out pop singers, drugged out actresses, and plastic surgery-addicted Barbie dolls, can truly appreciate Dr. Angelou's Phenomenal Woman. It takes a strong woman to love and appreciate herself for who she is regardless of the picture that the media portrays. Real beauty comes from knowing and loving one's self. This poem is definitely worthy of being Number 1. Thank you, Dr. Angelou!