We live in a body obsessed culture. God and Nature has made everyone a bit special, but appearance in today’s world is the only thing that matters. Men and women both feel pressured to have the perfect bodies, and we believe so many lies about what a perfect body is and what defines beauty. In explaining her own story, Angelou, in the poem, persuades her audience to listen to her “secret” in understanding her own “inner mystery.” A woman’s unique qualities are what defines her and this poem is designed to give confidence to any woman. Every woman is convinced that she is, in fact, that “Phenomenal woman”.