Happy Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day!
Sisters everywhere are fine-tuning and implementing a new standard of women’s rights, regards to receiving the same level of respect and pay as our male co-workers.
We are reminding those who are guilty of miss using their influential power to STOP the madness!!!
And this month we celebrate those women who have spoken up and brought about change for the rights of women.
Recent movements and campaigns are giving hope to our young women and generations to come; promising our youth an equal playing field.
Women are fed up and are fighting back against the mistreatment, double standards, and the abuse of one’s position used to pressure us. And we must acknowledge the men and kids who suffers in silence at the hands of those who felt they had a right to abuse their authority.
Coming off Black History Month (Feb) and now Women’s History Month I feel so alive and motivated to do my part to bring change to this world.
Here are a few quotes from my upcoming book, along with the great Audre Lorde; a black writer, civil rights activist, feminist, and lesbian who fought many struggles in her time and came out on top.
Audre Lorde could have set quietly; existing the world, but choose to use her voice to impact change instead.
Congrats Audre Lorde and the sisters like us, who have and are changing history!
“When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So, it is better to speak.” -Audre Lorde
“Speak up for yourself and others. You have the right to use your own voice to express your own feelings. Just say something that will evoke change. Otherwise, hush.” -Dawn M. Dean
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” -Audre Lorde
“Be what you believe you and your creator designed you to be. Or become what others deem you fit to be.” -Dawn M. Dean
“In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.” -Audre Lorde
These issues are all women’s issues regardless of her race or sexual preference. A common thread-experience we all share as women.
Aspire to Inspire!!!