International Women’s Day!

March 8th, 2011 § 0 comments

Happy International Women’s Day! Feel free to share some words with us that have inspired you!

 

” African women in general need to know that it’s OK for them to be the way they are – to see the way they are as a strength, and to be liberated from fear and from silence. “ -Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmental and political activist, Winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize

 

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, Former US First Lady

 

The struggle is inner: Chicano, indio, American Indian, mojado, mexicano, immigrant Latino, Anglo in power, working class Anglo, Black, Asian–our psyches resemble the bordertowns and are populated by the same people. The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains. Awareness of our situation must come before inner changes, which in turn come before changes in society. Nothing happens in the “real” world unless it first happens in the images in our heads.” – Gloria Anzaldua, Writer, Scholar, Activist

 

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” -Indira Gandhi, First Female Indian Prime Minister

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.” – Audre Lorde, Writer, Poet, Activist.

 

Celebrate…Share…Inspire!

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