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International Women’s Day 2017: 15 quotes that celebrate every woman

International Women’s Day 2017: 15 quotes that celebrate every woman

Today, we join the rest of the world to celebrate the amazing women who keep on, against all odds, against all adversity, we celebrate the ones who keep fighting.  Know that a day cannot possibly be enough to celebrate you all, know that we surely recognize your strength everyday, most importantly, know that you are strong.  Here are fifteen quotes to celebrate every woman who has overcome, every woman who still will.

1.  “I raise up my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ―Malala Yousafzai

2. “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belongs to no man and to no city. She knows nothing of borders and invents her own rules and customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.” ― Roman Payne

3. “Blessed be she who is both furious and  magnificent” ― Taylor Rhodes

4. “She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.” ― Ariana Dancu

5. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde

6. “I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I’m beautiful. I say if I’m strong. You will not determine my story–I will.” —Amy Schumer

7. “She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.” ― Nikki Rowe

8. “I am the blood of the dragon. I must be strong. I must have fire in my eyes when I face them, not tears.” ― George R.R. Martin

9. “One by one she slew her fears, and then planted a flower garden over their graves.”  ― John Mark Green


10. “It’s the fire in my eyes,  And the flash of my teeth,  The swing in my waist,  And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman. Phenomenally.” ― Maya Angelou

11. “So tell me gentleman, tell me the time and place where it was easy to be a woman.” ― Andrew Sean Greer

12. “I once had a love who folded secrets between her thighs like napkins and concealed memories in the valley of her breasts. There was no match for the freckles on her chest, and no one could mistake them for a field of honeysuckles. Upon her lips, a thousand lies were spread in sweet gloss. Her kiss was like a storybook from ancient history. She was at home with the body of a man inside her, beside her. At night, when she lay in bed crying, no one could mistake the tears she wept for a summer shower. She is gone, my love. She was a wanderess, a wildflower.” ― Roman Payne

13. “She was a woman who knew who she was and how she had gotten there.” ― Lisa Mangum

14. “These people will try to manipulate you, try to bring you down but remember baby girl you are a queen, own your crown.” ― Nikki Rowe

15. “A woman is human. She is not better, wiser, stronger, more intelligent, more creative, or more responsible than a man. Likewise, she is never less. Equality is a given. A woman is human.” ― Vera Nazarian


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Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke

Caleb Somtochukwu Okereke

Senior Editor working out of East Africa.

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International Women’s Day 2017: 15 quotes that celebrate every woman

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