Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.
It's time to talk about the F-word. In 2020, it's no longer a scarlet letter to unabashedly brand yourself as a feminist—and thank the cosmic forces for that. Still, the road to genuine gender equality (along with all the important nuances in between, intersecting with the power dynamics of race, class, sexuality, and more) is a long and constantly shifting one. Read on to get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who said it best.
1."What I will say is that what I have learned for myself is that I don’t have to be anybody else; and that myself is good enough; and that when I am being true to that self, then I can avail myself to extraordinary things. You have to allow for the impossible to be possible."
2. "Never ever accept ‘Because You Are A Woman’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything".
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
3.“If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.”
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the former and first female Liberian president received a Nobel Peace Prize.
4.“I’m very conscious of the fact that you can’t do it alone. It’s teamwork. When you do it alone you run the risk that when you are no longer there nobody else will do it.”
Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
5. "Men have singled out women of outstanding merit and put them on a pedestal to avoid recognising the capabilities of all women”
Huda Sha’arawi was an Egytpian activist and the Founder of first Egyptian women philanthropic society for women.