Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Playlist

Music has the ability to manipulate moods, manifest feelings long forgotten, and invigorate the soul, thus making music such an important player in today’s world. In spite of what is happening, in spite of being told time and time again – to sit down, be a pretty face, smile more, and say less – we will rise above. We will carry on with dignity, grace, and purpose so that every person is treated with love and kindness. Music will serve as a gateway to tell the stories in which we cannot always say out loud. It will serve as a place to vent our feelings in a productive manner so they do not eat us alive. Whether it’s pounding our feet on the pavement, kickboxing, or simply dancing it out in the living room – we need to get it out.

We’ve been warned, we’ve been given an explanation, and nevertheless we will persist.

This playlist will serve as a booster when our motions need to match our feelings. Mantras for taking on the world. Feel the beat, find the rhythm, and take on the world. Keep on Persisting.

20 Songs to Empower

Check out our Daily Mom Nevertheless, She Persisted playlist on Spotify.

Just a Girl – No Doubt

Take this pink ribbon off my eyes,

I’m exposed and it’s no big surprise

Don’t you think I know exactly, where I stand

 

Rise – Katy Perry

Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it

Victory is in my veins,

I know it, I know it

 

Flawless Remix – Beyonce

Feminist, the person who believes in the

Social, Political, and Economical

Equality of the sexes

 

Sit Still, Look Pretty – Daya

But I don’t wanna be the puppet

That you’re playing on a string

This Queen don’t need a king

 

Free Me – Joss Stone

Don’t tell me that I won’t, I will

Don’t tell me how to think, I feel

Don’t tell me ’cause I know what’s real

 

The Greatest – Sia

I’m free to be the greatest, I’m alive

I’m free to be the greatest here tonight, the greatest

The greatest, the greatest alive

 

Fly – Nicki Minaj ft Rihanna

But I will remain where the top begins

Cause I am not a word, I am not a line

I am not a girl that can ever be defined

 

Born This Way – Lady Gaga

I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes

I’m on the right track baby,

I was born this way

 

Gunpowder & Lead – Miranda Lambert

Don’t that sound like a real man,

I’m going to show him what little girls are made of

Gunpowder and lead

 

Shake it Out – Florence + the Machine

Tonight I’m gonna bury that horse in the ground

I like to keep my issues strong

But it’s always darkest before the dawn

 

Fight Song – Rachel Platten

My power’s turned on

Starting right now I’ll be strong

I’ll play my fight song

 

Doo Wop (That Thing) – Lauryn Hill

You know I say so because I’m truly genuine

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem

Baby girl respect is just a minimum

F**kin’ Perfect – P!nk

Oh, pretty, pretty please

Don’t you ever, ever feel

Like you’re less than, less than perfect

 

Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld

Gonna love myself, no

I don’t need anybody else

(I love me)

 

Fighter – Christina Aguilera

Makes me work a little bit harder

It makes me that much wiser

So thanks for making me a fighter

Scars to Your Beautiful – Alessia Cara

You should know you are beautiful just the way you are

And you don’t have to change a thing

The world could change its heart

Try – Colbie Caillat

Why, should you care, what they think of you

When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?

Do you like you?

 

Rolling in the Deep – Adele

There’s a fire starting in my heart

Reaching a fever pitch

And it’s bringing me out the dark

 

NO – Meghan Trainor

My name is no,

My sign is no,

My number is no

 

Respect – Aretha Franklin

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Find out what it means to me

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Now, ladies, go out and shatter those glass ceilings.

Interested in more ways to influence your little girls to be strong women? Check out Stories of Powerful Women: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls.

Sources: Amazon music, Google play music

Photo Credit: Ashley W, edited by Ashley Sisk

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Ashley Wells

Ashley lives in North Carolina, with her husband, 4 year old little girl and infant son. She has dreamed of being a SAHM since she was a little girl and now enjoys living out this dream by making everyday adventures with her two tiny sidekicks. She loves yoga, fitness, dark chocolate, and wine. She's an organizer of playdates, preschool happenings, and girls night outs. She's an encourager of making messes, finding passions, and dreaming the impossible.

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