International Women's Day 2019 Blog

Quotes To Celebrate Women – International Women’s Day 2019

Happy International Women’s Day!

I’m so proud to be a woman, of the wonderful women I surround myself with and those I admire from a distance. So, why not celebrate it with words of wisdom from badass women. Here’s 8 quotes that I loved!

“Know what? Bitches get stuff done” – Tina Fey
Sylvia Plath
“Girls are not machines that you put kindness
coins into and sex falls out” – Sylvia Plath
“Don’t let anyone speak for you,
and don’t rely on others to fight for you”- Michelle Obama

” I’m a woman phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” – Maya Angelou
“No woman gets an orgasm from shining the kitchen floor.”
– Betty Friedan
” I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I will now exert to leave you.”
– Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
” I feel like young girls are told they need to be a princess and fragile. It’s bullsh*t. I identify much more with being a warrior – a fighter. If I was going to be a princes, I’d be a warrior princess. Definitely.”
– Emma Watson
“I’m tough. I’m ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes a bitch, okay.”
– Madonna

These are just some that I absolutely love, what are yours? Let me know in the comment below!

“If you’re alwa…

“If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”- Maya Angelou

Today the world lost an incredible woman. Writer, Activist and Survivor you can be sure that Maya Angelou will be remembered by thousands around the globe for her fight for equality. As all of the quotes came exploding over the internet this one in particular caught my eye. I had read one of her books for a project I did in college about African American women, once it got to 8000 words I had to stop but I so, so wish I could have researched this incredible woman more.

This quote really hits home with me personally. I write a lot about my experience and I feel like this speaks to me, especially when I’m not feeling that great. There is a huge pressure to be ‘normal’ and most of the time I feel like I’m not. I don’t like going out clubbing, I’m one of the few people who aren’t majorly involved with a club or society and I’m not a huge fan of halls. I tried changing the way I dressed to please people on my courses, I tried drinking more than I was comfortable with and sometimes just tried to change being myself.

So I’m going try just being me and seeing how that goes. So thank you Maya Angelou for your words and wisdom and may you rest in peace.