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Here's my ultimate list of songs to empower girls!

Sometimes you must look in the mirror and remind yourself of how awesome you are.  Sometimes you have to grab a hair brush, aka imaginary microphone, to belt out your favorite girl power anthem while looking in that same mirror.  Girl power anthems are all about self-love, finding courage within yourself, and overall embracing being a boss.  Whether you’re turning up with your friends, getting pumped for a work presentation, or simply need a quick boost of confidence, here is a list of girl power anthems for you.

Scars to Your Beautiful // Alessia Cara

“And you don’t have to change a thing, the world could change its heart.  No scars to your beautiful, we’re stars and we’re beautiful”.

We’ve all felt the pressure to fit in.  In this song, Alessia Cara, eloquently encourages you to not fall into the social trappings of wanting to belong.  Self-deprecating behaviors can lead to serious mental health issues.  Scars to Your Beautiful will remind you to love yourself.  We are enough, just as we are.

God is a Woman // Ariana Grande

“And I can be all the things you told me not to be. When you try to come for me, I keep on flourishing”.

This song is in your face with heavy sexual innuendos.  It says, I’m in control…and you should know it.  This song can be exactly what you need to own your sexuality.

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Survivor // Destiny’s Child

“I will survive and keep on surviving”.

Are you getting over a breakup?  This song is for you.  Are you recovering from a job loss? This song is for you.  Are you overhauling your wardrobe?  This song is…okay that may be a stretch, but you get what I mean.  This song is all about pushing through the tough times.  Pressure makes diamonds, right?

Girls Run the World // Beyoncé

 “Boy you know you love it.  How we’re smart enough to make these millions.  Strong enough to bear the children.  Then get back to business”.

This is such a fun song.  It is great for karaoke in the car with your vinas.  Beyoncé is all about her business.  And she wants you to be about yours too.  Secure the bag, sis.

Bad Reputation // Joan Jett

“If ya think I’m strange.  I ain’t gonna change”.

They’ll talk about you regardless, so why not just be yourself.  This is a great song to get you pumped up before a workout.  Joan Jett is a musical legend.  Show the world you’re a legend in your own right.

Honorable Mentions

Katy Perry – Firework

Kelly Clarkson – Stronger

Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Whitney Houston & Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman

Whew! This list can get lengthy.  But honestly, it will never be long enough.  I’m sure you have a few girl power anthems to add to this list.  Comment and let us know what you would add to the list! And find some new songs through your new besties on Hey! VINA.

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