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.
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
Don’t doubt it, don’t doubt it
Victory is in my veins,
I know it, I know it
Feminist, the person who believes in the
Social, Political, and Economical
Equality of the sexes
But I don’t wanna be the puppet
That you’re playing on a string
This Queen don’t need a king
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
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
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
I’m beautiful in my way, ’cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track baby,
I was born this way
Don’t that sound like a real man,
I’m going to show him what little girls are made of
Gunpowder and lead
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
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
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
Oh, pretty, pretty please
Don’t you ever, ever feel
Like you’re less than, less than perfect
Gonna love myself, no
I don’t need anybody else
(I love me)
Makes me work a little bit harder
It makes me that much wiser
So thanks for making me a fighter
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
Why, should you care, what they think of you
When you’re all alone, by yourself, do you like you?
Do you like you?
There’s a fire starting in my heart
Reaching a fever pitch
And it’s bringing me out the dark
My name is no,
My sign is no,
My number is no
Find out what it means to me
Now, ladies, go out and shatter those glass ceilings.
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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.