Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a day where we can celebrate social and political achievements made by women around the world; past and present.
This year the theme campaign theme for Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange. To honour this celebration we’ve put together a list of quotes from badass women that will inspire and empower you to celebrate the amazing women in our world, and yes, that does include you!
“Stand up, fight back, you have a voice. Use it.” – Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot)
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the the equality and full humanity of women and men.” -Gloria Steinem (Political Activist)
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde (Civil Rights Activist)
“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai (Activist)
“The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.” – Susan B. Anthony (Women’s Rights Activist)
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”—Beyoncé (Musician)
“Of course people said I should stay home, not run, but I was not listening to them. Women always have to fight, nothing is easy for us.” – Tegla Loroupe (Athlete)
“I think the best role models for women are people who are fruitfully and confidently themselves, who bring light into the world.” —Meryl Streep (Actress)
“Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names…It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it.” —Janelle Monáe (Musician)
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