Phenomenally began as a birthday fundraiser for the Reverse Selfie Project,
thanks to the generosity our board member,Nicci Atchley.

Inspired by Nicci's favorite poem, Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou,
this reading and writing event hosts local women entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders, 
artist, reporters, and politicians who read their favorite poems. 

Our audience soaks in the atmosphere of the beautiful environment,
the fine wine, the delicious food, and the inspiring poems written by women, 
speaking to her intelligence, beauty, and vigor.



W H Y ? 

PHENOMENALLY is a fundraiser for our Reverse Selfie Project.

We can’t think of a better time in the history of our growing country
for a girl to believe she can grow up and become a phenomenal woman....
One who doesn’t have to be sold, traded, compromised, belittled, or told to be small.

Sometimes we just need a little help along the way,
so thankfully our nonprofit sector is helping to rear these girls,
nd keep them achieving. 

Let's get honest, ladies.

If we had snapchat and sexting when we were 12, 13, or 14 years old,
we might have splashed a scarlet letter on our future selves with bikini selfies, too, right?

For a generation of girls who have never been without technology at her fingertips,
the connection between her present and her future self can seem nonexistent.
But we can bridge this gap.

Through poetry, our workshops create a connection to these two people.
Learn more about this literacy-and-emotional literacy workshop
going on now in Tulsa Public Schools: here.




S A V E    T H E    D A T E

Phenomenally Pool
Saturday, July 22nd

You don't want to miss a beat, a rhythm, or a rhyme. 
Don't worry. We'll keep you up-to-date with the latest info.

My name *
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I'm an empowered woman who is interested in performing my favorite poem



Sponsors for Phenomenally 2017, Phenomenally Pool 2017, and Phenomenally 2018
have made it possible for us to throw a thought-provoking party and
grant scholarships into the Reverse Selfie Project. 

Rusty Patton, The Brooksider
Andrew & Holly Ryan, South Cincinnati
Hamilton Group Funding
In The Raw Brookside
Artisan Fine Wine and Spirits
West Elm
Kendra Scott
Premium Brands Wine and Spirits
River Spirit Casino and Resort
Sid Smith
Hideaway Pizza
Copper Canyon Press
Floured Roses Bakery
Danielle Unruh
Samuel Smith, Photography
Valerie Grant Visuals

A B O U T    L A S T    T I M E ...



P H E N O M E N A L L Y / P O O L S I D E




P H E N O M E N A L L Y 




Rusty Patton, The Brooksider


Nicci Atchley
Rosemary Daugherty
Miranda Kaiser
Katie Hoffman
Allison Keim
Angela Evans


Olivia Duhon
Sean Al-Jibouri
Edwin Garcia





by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size   
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,   
The stride of my step,   
The curl of my lips.   
I’m a womanPhenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,   
That’s me.
I walk into a roomJust as cool as you please,   
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.   
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.  
I say,It’s the fire in my eyes,   
And the flash of my teeth,   
The swing in my waist,   
And the joy in my feet.   
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered   
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,   
They say they still can’t see.   
I say,It’s in the arch of my back,   
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.  
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.   
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,It’s in the click of my heels,  
The bend of my hair,   
the palm of my hand,   
The need for my care.   
’Cause I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

thank you