Happy International Women's Day!!
We wanted to take some time to share some of our favourite and best inspirational quotes to celebrate International Women's Day and share some inspiration for your affirmations, social media posts, and just to share with a fellow woman!
“I’m a woman Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman, That’s me.”
Within this book of some of our favourite poetry by Maya Angelou “Phenomenal Woman” embodies what it means to be a woman of strength with a lot to offer. A book every woman need on their bookshelf; Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be.”
From the Book; We Should All Be Feminists But the most motivating version of this book is the 2021 Diary which has a week by week Diary and a quote or picture on the other side to keep you going! Get the Desk Diary here .
"Tremendous amounts of talent are being lost to our society, just because that talent wears a skirt"
Did you know that Shirley was the first black woman to be elected to the United States Congress?! She was also the first African-American candidate for a major party's nomination to run for President of the United States of America and ran as the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.
"There is no limit to what we, as women, can achieve."
Our forever First Lady, launched a few initiatives and charities including; ‘Reach Higher’ and ‘Let Girls Learn’ which helped over 60 million girls around the world get access to education! We ae continually challenged by Michelle on thinking of ways we can empower girls and women reach their potential and exceed those expectations.
"No-one can make you feel inferior without your consent"
Did you know that Eleanor was the longest serving First Lady of the United States? It's not her husband's long serve as American President that made her stand out but her works in campaigning for African American Civil Rights and her work in Human Rights with the UN.
"We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead."
If we sat down to list all the awards Beyonce has won over the years, we might be sat here all day! But one thing that Beyonce's on-going legacy has taught us; is to break those barriers, believe in ourselves and let our voices be heard even when we are told we are not good enough. It's easy to to think less of ourselve due to society and and our backgrounds but each day we overcome those perceptions of ourselves by stepping up! Challenge yourself each day to do one thing (small or big) that puts you out of your comfort zone. you'll be suprised how much you achieve! Because you're fierce!
“I raise up my voice—not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”
The youngest Nobel Prize laureate, this girl truly can! She has been a voice for many and her work and campaigns have been so inspirational. Let's speak for our female counterparts. Let them know we are standing with them. Together we are truly stronger.
“Women feel like we need permission … We need to lead and change that.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made … It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”
A trailblazer in the law, the late Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States really paved the way for females in all walks of life. She sat in some of the most noteworthy cases in US History and wrote judgements which one can only stand in awe of the movements she made in the Law and US Constitution for women's rights and gender equality.
"Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story, the genealogy, the rights of man, the rule of law. The ability to tell your own story, in words or images, is already a victory, already a revolt.”
Taken from her Essay; Men Explain Things to Me Rebbeca has done so much for the feminist movement including inspiring the term "mansplaining". The collection of essays is not only inspirational but evokes a new way of viewing the world and how we see things as women.
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