For One Billion Rising: 10 Inspiring Quotes for Women by Women. ~ Amy Cushing
In honor of the One Billion Rising across the world today.
Rise for our sisters who feel there is no hope. Rise for our sisters who have had to endure unspeakable torment. Rise for our sisters who cannot or are too afraid to speak for themselves.
United, we are powerful.
“In too many instances, the march to globalization has also meant the marginalization of women and girls. And that must change.” ~ Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of State
“Well-behaved women seldom make history.” ~ Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, historian and Harvard professor
“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~ Anais Nin, author
“Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt, First Chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights and First Lady
“For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” ~ Virginia Woolf, author
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” ~ Nora Ephron, producer, director, screenwriter
“When a man gives his opinion, he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion, she’s a bitch.” ~ Bette Davis, actress
“In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” ~ Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
“A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men.” ~ Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist, activist
“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.” ~ Erica Jong, author
Amy Cushing is a stay-at-home-mom and certified yoga teacher from Phoenix, Arizona who is pursuing her passion for writing. When she’s not chasing around two small tots, she can be found lost in a good book, cherishing quality time with her husband or having a much-needed laugh with her girlfriends. She’s on a mission to find simplicity in life so she can spend less time pulling out her hair and more time appreciating those who matter most. She loves yoga and music and has been known to bust out a mean rendition of Itsy Bitsy Spider in times of chaos. She holds a B.S. in Political Science and an M.A. in English from Northern Arizona University.
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Ed: Brianna Bemel