Black History Month Edition

February 17th, 2019

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

 “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.”

– Zora Neale Hurston

Women Who… OWN THEIR CROWNS

“When you go out into the world, you can’t expect the world to tell you who you are because a lot of people are struggling with who they are as well. I just learned this in meditation: Self-doubt doesn’t stem from ourselves; it stems from other people’s opinions of us and us actually believing them.”

(Kelly Rowland’s Crown Video Features 6th-Graders Who Were Sent Home from School for Wearing Extensions, Teen Vogue)

Women Who…BUILD EMPIRES

“The founder of Well-Read Black Girl and author debuted her literary kingdom in the form of a digital book club that ensures black women who love reading, writing or both have a space to connect.”

(We Built This: Gloria Edim is Building an Empire with Books by Black Women, Huffington Post)

Women Who… EMPOWER THEIR SISTERS

“At just 20-years-old, she has already carved her own lane as young woman unafraid to speak her truth and use her platform to empower other young people to do the same. Scroll through for a list of fearless quotes from Amandla that aim to empower Black queer women.”

(8 Times Amandla Stenberg Used Her Platform To Empower Black Queer Women, Essence) 

Women Who… TEACH OTHERS

“White women are constantly choosing their whiteness over their womanhood, and they’re choosing to vote for people who will help maintain their white supremacy as opposed to what will help maintain the safety of women overall,” says Rachel Cargle, an activist, writer, and lecturer whose work explores “the intersection of race and womanhood.”

(Dear white women: Here’s how to step up for women of color, Mashable)

Women Who… CELEBRATE THEIR BEAUTY

“‘As Black women, we are feeling incredibly empowered. We’re not afraid to speak our minds—and we owe that to all of the beautiful Black women who came before us and are killing it right now.’ ‘We wouldn’t change our skin color for anything. We love being Black women and are so proud to say that.’”

(Chloe x Halle Celebrate Black Beauty, Madame Noire)

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