International Women's Day 2023! Together we #embraceequity
15 inspiring quotes about life from great women authors!
Books can be very powerful when they resonate strongly with their readers.
Often, it can feel that the very stories that we're reading were in fact written just for us. This is because the writer who penned the story often understands deeply the highs and lows of life - what it's like to fail and succeed and grow - and she deeply understands some universal truths about what it's like to be human.
Here are some brilliant quotes from women writers who empower us to think differently about our own lives and the world around us.
“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.”
We are one We enter life from a tunnel of Silence Of Darkness Leaving the comfort of our mother's wombs Our screams of Innocence that fill the walls of our birth room We are born into a world from the same portal of life And no life is more alive than any life that is born We are born as naked as our souls As pure as our hearts As innocent as our screams So why are the lives of some branded and seen As more or less of a human being Than any other life From innocense we are born We are the seed from one root that grows In different directions Dancing in different seasons Seasoned by the environment we thrive in Or hide in Not feeling appreciated at the tables we are trying to survive in Brown eyes should be looked upon the same as one's blue And one's blue shouldn't reflect that two colors effect How the two of us are viewed Our skin shouldn't be a portal to a checklist That fits a failing system But a system that sees through In between the cracks of how marginalized and unrepresented Some are forced to live through Equity starts With me And with you Challenging the wrong And following it right through Equality has to start grounded from our roots The soil we live in has to be soil we weave our dreams into Our voices have to be the voice of reason In every breath we breathe in In every strand of light, weaved into every morning of every season We have to all come together to embrace the change To eradicate the hate The inequality that plays In a system we want to change It starts with us With showing kindness and love That love that comes from within If we can feel it We can breathe it It can pour from our energy like waves of electricity To erase any discrimination or toxicity We can do this We have got this Together we can fight this And embrace the arms of equity Working collectively As one.
Inspired by the powerful words of these literary women? Let their stories inspire your creativity, your pen, your mind and your soul! These are some of my favourite writers, poets and scribes of the spoken word... I have wept, laughed and felt true inspiration from every one of them, who are yours?
Explore their writing further through reading their works - and discover their stories and the special characters who might in fact change the very way we see ourselves and the world around us. #EMBRACEEQUITY