Music has the ability to empower the listener just as much as it does the artist. For members of less-represented communities especially, music offers a confidence boost for those moments when they feel powerless in the world.

Since 2017 was a roller coaster of a year, we will leave it to the power of music to deliver us some hopeful, empowering and body-moving music to carry us through this new year. Tons of empowering songs for women have hit the airwaves this year, preaching body positivity, supporting other women, exploring the highs and lows of young love and singing about how they are taking control of their own destiny. The music of 2017 has been good to us, you guys.

If you ever need a pick-me-up or just want to celebrate your womanhood in all its multifaceted glory, these are the songs you'll want to have at the ready. From some oldies but goodies, to some of our favorites from 2018.

Catharsis Productions

Catharsis Productions' mission is to change the world by producing innovative, accessible and 
research-supported programming that challenges oppressive attitudes and shifts behavior.