March is National Women’s History month and International Woman’s Day (March 8th). It’s the perfect time to devote ourselves to all things womanhood. Although I believe we should immerse ourselves in empowering messages on a daily basis this is a great platform to learn more about women’s issues and get to know more about the women that have impacted our world.
I think it’s important to remember that although we’ve come along way, there is still a long path ahead. There are still many things that need to be changed in our global society when it comes to women’s rights and freedoms. Just like the generations before us made strides to make our lives better, it’s our responsibility as members of this global womanhood to improve the lives of the generations to follow.
So today in celebration of this month of sisterhood, I’m sharing with you quotes from 11 fierce femmes that will inspire and empower you.
1. Bell Hooks
Author, feminist and social activist.
2. Nora Ephron
Journalist, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, producer, director, and blogger.
3. Joan Jett
Rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer.
4. Lena Dunham
Actress, author, screenwriter, producer, and director.
Actress, singer, and writer.
6. Erin McKean*
Lexicographer, writer, blogger, entrepreneur, and fashion aficionado.
* In an earlier version of this post this quote was credited to Diana Vreeland in error.
Award winning Puerto Rican poet and civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.
Singer, songwriter, and actress.
9. Mindy Kaling
Actress, comedian, writer, director and producer.
10. Janelle Monáe
Psychedelic soul and R&B singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer.
11. Gloria Steinem
Feminist, journalist, and social and political activist who became nationally recognized as a leader of, and spokeswoman for, the feminist movement in the late 1960s and 1970s.
12. Ana Tijoux
French-Chilean musician and rapper.
“Not submissive or obedient, strong woman independent and courageous rebel
break the chains of the indifferent, not passive or oppressed, beautiful woman that gives life
emancipated in autonomy antipatriarchy and joy
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and remember we are all mighty women– never let anyone tell you otherwise.
Until next time my lovelies,