20 Empowering Songs for Women

20 Empowering Songs for Women

Time to reach your goals.

Everyone has those days when you are feeling down, and you just need a pick me up. Music is an excellent source for that. It is hard to feel empowered as women sometimes when there are people around us putting us down. Live the life that you want to live and do not let others set the standards for your worth. The following songs are to help encourage you to reach your goals and be yourself no matter what. (If you click on the pictures, it will take you directly to YouTube, and you can listen to them!)

1. "Road Less Traveled" by Lauren Alaina

A song that many wouldn't peg as a song to empower women but it is. The song opens up talking about how societies standards don't define our beauty. We shouldn't be afraid to try new things even if no one has done it before.

2. "Who Says" by Selena Gomez

An older song that has been around for awhile but the message is still important. We must ask ourselves who do we let define our worth?

3. "Brave" by Sara Bareilles

This song sometimes can be overlooked due to its catchy tune. It is important to listen to what the lyrics actually are talking about. Being brave and speaking up even when we are scared.

4. "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten

A song that took off right arm the beginning. This is am empowerment song, the type of song that I listen to when I just need something to pick me up and getting me going in just little over 3 minutes. Do you have the fight?

5. "Love Myself" by Hailee Steinfeld

This song is talking about loving oneself which is crucially important. You must love yourself first before expecting anyone else to truly love you because you won't believe them.

6. "Confident" by Demi Lovato

Focus on not letting anyone control how you view yourself. Words hurt and push you down, but there is nothing wrong with having some confidence.

7. "Firework" by Katy Perry

A song that gets a lot of jokes about it, but honestly let us take a look at our lives and think about what Katy is asking us in the beginning of this song. We all have felt like at least one of the things she said, and it is OK. We all shine in different ways, let's just show the world.

8. "Follow Your Arrow" by Kacey Musgraves

This song shows how twisted this world is. Our perceptions of other people are crazy in how if you do one thing or don't do that thing you will be ridiculed either way. Musgraves is telling us to just do what we want to do our way.

9. "Girl Power" by The Cheetah Girls

What is an empowered list of songs for women without The Cheetah Girls? A classic song that inspired girls for many years and hopefully still affects young girls today.

10. "Girl In A Country Song" by Maddie and Tae

Such a great song with an impressive music video. It is an entertaining one, to say the least. Maddie and Tae are questioning why all these guys are just treating them like they are just good for looking good for them. No respect for them and they are asking why it happened.

11. "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson

This song honestly speaks for itself, but I love listening to this song every now and then. Maybe a little cliche but very true to say the least.

12. "Begin' On Your Knees" by Victoria Justice

A song showing what the past relationship or last person failed to see within you. It was their loss anyway because they just lost the best thing every.

13. "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainer

Meghan Trainer has to be a powerhouse for the female image and showing us that just because you don't fit the perfect model mold doesn't mean you are any less important.

14. "Nobody Ever Told You" by Carrie Underwood

This is another song telling us about the lies the world tells us to lower our worth. It does not matter how pretty the outside is unless the inside is prettier.

15. "Roar" by Katty Perry

The world will always push us down but the important this is that we get back up! Don't listen to the lies they tell you, take control and fight for yourself. Never be afraid to cause problems when you are standing up for your beliefs, you have a choice.

16. "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato

A song that makes you question yourself and how strong you are. How much will you let the world take of you or will you stand tall and rise?

17. "Hit Me With You Best Shot" by Pat Benatar

An old song but still important to remember that no matter what the world hits us with we will get back up and stand strong.

18. "Undo It" by Carrie Underwood

A good song to listen to after a breakup. Most likely that person will never change, and you can do so much better!

19. "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift

We always know they are trouble and yet we fall anyway. Another uplifting song that reminds us that if we know something to be true but we go in anyway and get hurt, it's partially on us. Don't fall for the wrong people when you know they are trouble.

20. "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" by Beyoncé

Of course, the queen had to make the list. A classic song sung by millions of girls all over the world. Plus it has a great beat and is super catchy.

So make a playlist and self-empower yourself with some great songs. Honestly, this is only 20, and there are millions out there for you to listen to whenever you need. Music is the key and gets us going. Find your groove and make the world a better place and remember your name.

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To The Boy Who Will Love Me Next

If you can't understand these few things, leave before things get too involved

To the boy that will love me next, I need you to know and understand things about me and my past. The things I have been though not only have shaped the person I’ve become, but also sometimes controls my life. In the past I’ve been used, abused, and taken for granted, and I want something real this time. The guys before you were just boys; they didn’t know how to treat me until it was too late. They didn’t understand how to love me, until I broke my own heart. Before you truly decide to love me I want you to understand these things.

When I tell you something, please listen.

I’m my own person, I want to be loved a certain way. If I ask you to come over and watch movies with me please do it, if I ask for you to leave me alone for a few hours because it’s a girl’s night please do it. I don’t just say things to hear my own voice, I say things to you because it’s important to my life and the way I want to be loved. I’m not a needy person when it comes to being loved and cared for, but I do ask for you to do the small things that I am say.

Forgive my past.

My past is not a pretty brick road, it is a highway that has a bunch of potholes and cracks in it. I have a lot of baggage, and most of it you won’t understand. But don’t let my past decided whether you want to love me or not. My past has helped form who I am today, but it does not define who I am. My past experiences might try and make an appearance every once in a while, but I will not go back to that person I once was, I will not return to all that hurt I once went though. When I say those things, I’m telling the complete and honest truth. I relive my past every day, somethings haunt me and somethings are good reminds. But for you to love me, I need you to accept my past, present and future.

I’m just another bro to the other guys.

I have always hung out with boys, I don’t fit in with the girl groups. I have 10 close girlfriends, but the majority of my friends are guy, but don’t let this scare you. If I wanted to be with one of my guy friends I would already be with him, and if you haven’t noticed I don’t want them because I’m with you. I will not lose my friendships with all my guy friends to be able to stay with you. I will not cut off ties because you don’t like my guy friends. I have lost too many buddies because of my ex-boyfriends and I promised myself I wouldn’t do that again. If you don’t like how many guy friends I have you can leave now. Don’t bother trying to date me if you can accept the fact I’m just another bro.

I might be a badass, but I actually have a big heart.

To a lot of people I come off to be a very crazy and wild girl. I will agree I can be crazy and wild, but I’m more than that. I’m independent, caring, responsible, understanding, forgiving, and so such more type of woman. Many people think that I’m a badass because I don’t take any negatively from anyone. Just like we learned when we were younger, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all.” Most people can’t do that in today’s world, so I stick up for myself and my friends. I don’t care what anyone thinks about me, or their option on how I live my life. The only thing I care about is being able to make myself happy. Even though I’m an independent woman, understand that I do have a big heart. Honesty when I truly care for someone I will do just about anything they ask, but don’t take advantage of this. Once you take advantage of this part of me, all respect will be lost for you.

I’m hard to love.

Sometimes I want to be cuddle and get attention, and sometimes I don’t want you to talk to me for a couple hours. Sometimes I want you to take me out for a nice meal, but sometimes I want a home cooked meal. Every day is different for me, sometimes I change my mind every hour. My mood swings are terrible on certain days, and on those days you should probably just ignore me. I’m not easy to love, so you’ll either be willing to find a way to love me, or you’ll walk out like so many others have.

I’m scared.

I’m scared to love someone again. I’ve been hurt, heartbroken, and beat to the ground in my past relationships. I want to believe you are different, I want to hope things will truly work out, but every relationship has always ended up the same way. I’m scared to trust someone, put my whole heart into them, just to be left and heartbroken again. I sick and tired of putting my whole body and soul into someone for them to just leave when it is convenient for them. If you want to love me, understand it won’t be easy for me to love you back.

When “I’m done.”

When I say “I’m done” I honestly don’t mean that I’m done. When I say that it means I need and want you to fight for me, show me why you want to be with me. I need you to prove that I’m worth it and there’s no one else but me. If I was truly done, I would just walk away, and not come back. So if I ever tell you, “I’m done,” tell me all the reasons why I’m truly not done.

For the boy who will love me next, the work is cut out for you, you just have to be willing to do it. I’m not like other girls, I am my own person, and I will need to be treated as such. For the boy that will love me next, don’t bother with me unless you really want to be with me. I don’t have time to waste on you if you aren’t going to try and make something out of us. To the boy who will love me next, the last thing I would like to say is good luck, I have faith in you.

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The 7 Best Food Places Near UCLA You Need to Try ASAP

We have great dining food AND restaurants around us? Wow, we are #blessed.


Westwood is the home to UCLA and offers plenty of interesting and diverse dining options for students and locals alike. Since the area is firmly Bruin territory, you will find lots of on-the-go, affordable eats along with a mix of more modern and upscale restaurants.

Though I definitely haven't had all the food Westwood occurs, being here two years now (omg already!?), I think I can safely recommend certain places to eat.

1. Shamshiri Grill


South Westwood Boulevard is often referred to as Little Tehran, so most of that area is just Persian restaurants. Shamshiri Grill just makes the best meat and whenever I go there, I always order my meal with their special hot sauce, that is to DIE for. A must try.

2. Gushi

I can not tell you how many times I've been to this place. Located near Fat Sal's, you may be tempted to just miss it but let me tell you that is a mistake. I always get their Gushi Bowl which is just heavenly and the right amount to make me feel satisfied without being too filling. Be generous with the Teriyaki and Sriracha sauces on your meat and you are guaranteed to have a good time.

3. Pinches Tacos


I know Mexican food is very common wherever you go but Pinches Tacos is aesthetically pleasing and their food? Even more so. It just tastes so good! I definitely recommend the Asada fries and any tacos.

4. Saffron and Rose

Saffron and Rose is a Persian ice cream parlor like 10 minutes away from Shamshiri Grill and the quality and variety of ice cream is truly impressive. I would not have known my weakness for Jasmine ice cream if I hadn't tried this place and as always, the Saffron and Rose (it's namesake) deserves to be the name of the restaurant because of how rich in flavor it is.

5. Maharaja


I am very particular about my Indian food but the buffets in the afternoons at Maharaja definitely passes my checklist. I actually went there for my birthday so that just tells you how the food doesn't disappoint.

6. Nekter Juice Bar

I found out about this place very recently and I'm so glad I did because their bowls are so good. They also serve smoothies which I haven't had the pleasure to taste yet but I expect the same kind of quality. I am very partial to the Bruin Bowl and the Dragonfruit Bowl.

7. BJs


They have $3 Pizookies on Tuesday.

I am always there on Tuesday.

Are these two facts connected? Maybe.

What can I say? I just love the restaurants here.

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