3. Lauryn Hill, "Doo Wop (That Thing)"
Cupcakke: "This song is very strong! I've been through a situation where a guy had sex with me and never called me again so this song hits my heart. Lauryn inspires so many people because what she writes is real and it hits the mind, body, and soul. The song peaks on self worth, and nowadays we need that."
4. Sheryl Crow, "Strong Enough"
Diana Gordon: "This song speaks of all the complexities, flaws, and wonderful sometimes scary, brilliant dimensions of a woman. It also touches on finding a partner that can uplift her and nurture her and love her through it."
5. Destiny's Child, "Independent Woman, Part II"
Kari Faux: "I love this song. It’s kinda like my theme song for the rest of my twenties. It empowers me to make my career and myself a priority. Also, the beat is fire and I wish I had made it. Lol"
7. Rihanna, "Sex With Me"
Cupcakke: "I love Rihanna because she's not scared to let loose on her sexual side. She makes me feel fearless and bold. She's also a fashion icon. I love when she wears her nipples out — its amazing."
8. Fleetwood Mac, "Rihannon"
Diana Gordon: "Rhiannon is this powerful witch of a woman. A force that cannot be controlled . My favorite lyric is, 'She is like a cat in the dark and then she is the darkness.'"
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