15 Quotes by Powerful Women who Inspired me this month

We’re in the middle of October and these women are inspiring me:

“I believe in prayer. This is the best way for us to draw our strength from heaven.”

Josephine Baker

*An American-born French entertainer, French Resistance agent, and civil rights activist. Her career was centered primarily in Europe, mostly in her adopted France.

“If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me?”

Maya Angelou

*American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

“Don’t buy into the idea that women aren’t strong enough to do anything they want on their own.”

Cher

*American singer, actress, and television personality. Referred by the media as “Goddess of Pop”.

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”

Maya Angelou

*American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

“Do not live someone else’s life and someone else’s idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that’s inside of you.”

Viola Davis

*American actress and producer. First African-American to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting”.

“Women are tired of ‘presenting’ themselves; we just want to be who we are.”

Michaela Coel

*Ghanaian-British actress, screenwriter, director, producer, and singer.

“A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim.”

Maya Angelou

*American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”

Amelia Earhart

*American mathematician. She helped NASA put an astronaut into orbit around earth.

“You lose your curiosity when you stop learning.”

Katherine Johnson

*American mathematician. She helped NASA put an astronaut into orbit around earth.

“I would tell my younger self to just be yourself—that who you are is good enough.”

Viola Davis

*American actress and producer. First African-American to achieve the “Triple Crown of Acting”.

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Rosa Park

*African-American activist and best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. Honored as “The first lady of civil rights” and “ the mother of the freedom movement”.

“One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”

Michelle Obama 

*American attorney and author. Served as the First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

“Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to become themselves?”

Betty Friedan

*American feminist writer and activist. One of the early leaders of the women’s movement in the United States.

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

*American lawyer and jurist. Served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

“Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”

Betty Friedan

*American feminist writer and activist. One of the early leaders of the women’s movement in the United States.

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