International Women's Day 2021!

Betty Shabazz quote

 

"We can say 'Peace on Earth.' We can sing about it, preach about it or pray about it, but if we have not internalized the mythology to make it happen inside us, then it will not be." - Betty Shabazz

Let's be at peace with ourselves first and foremost. Happy International Women's Day!

Here are some other quotes by black women that you can share throughout the month of March for Women's History Month:

 

"Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and makes them." - Madam C.J. Walker

Madam CJ Walker Quote

 

"You get in life what you have the courage to ask for." - Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey Quote

 

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another.” - Serena Williams

Serena Williams

 

“You can’t dump one cup of sugar into the ocean and expect to get syrup. If everybody sweetened her own cup of water, then things would begin to change.” - Florynce Kennedy

Florynce Kennedy

 

"Women must become revolutionary. This cannot be evolution, but revolution." - Shirley Chisholm

 Shirley Chisholm

 

"Hard days are the best, because that's when champions are made." - Gabby Douglas

Gabby Douglass

 

"You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." - Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

 

“Sisters are more than the sum of their relative disadvantages: they are active agents who craft meaning out of their circumstances and do so in complicated and diverse ways.” - Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry

 

 "If any female feels she needs anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining her agency. " - bell hooks

bell hooks

 

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” - Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

 

"I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." - Angela Davis

Angela Davis

 "If you wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." - Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

 

"Do not hide your story. Do not hide the truth of who you are. We have to get our stories out there – in all shapes, sizes and forms." - Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

 

"It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are indeed, part of the problem." - Coretta Scott King

 Coretta Scott King

 

"Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day until you reach your goal." - Ava Duvernay

 Ava Duvernay

 

"Every successful social movement in this country's history has used disruption as a strategy to fight for social change." - Alicia Garza

 Alicia Garza

 

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker

Alice Walker

 

"We are not what other people say we are. We are who we know ourselves to be, and we are what we love." - Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

 

"Culture is coded wisdom." - Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai

 

"I live at the intersection of being black and being a woman. We cannot do this work without looking at the intersectionality between being a woman and other identities." - Patricia Medina

 Patricia Medina

 

"We all have a duty to continue to fight when the dust settles. What we crave more than ever is societal reform, which will seep into how police offices confront personal biases."  - Kena Dijiba

 Kena Dijiba

 

"Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am." - Janelle Monáe

 Janelle Monae

 

"I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be inspire me and not terrify me." - Tracee Ellis Ross

 Tracee Ellis Ross

 

"We will all, at some point, encounter hurdles to gaining access & entry moving up & conquering self-doubt; but on the other side the capacity to own opportunity & tell our own story." - Stacey Abrams

 Stacey Abrams

 

"Women who fought and sacrificed so much for equality and liberty and justice for all, including the black women who are often too often overlooked, but so often prove they are the backbone of our democracy." - Kamala Harris

 Kamala Harris

 

"There's always something to suggest that you'll never be who you wanted to be. Your choice is to take it or keep on moving." - Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia Rashad

 

"Nobody's free until everybody's free." - Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer

 

"The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued." - Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama

 

"The greatest gift is not being afraid to question." - Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee

 

"Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change." - Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

 

"Just because I have my standards they think I'm a bitch." - Diana Ross

 Diana Ross

 

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