Tarana Burke portrait with quote

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” -Jane Austen

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” -Lilla Watson

“Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk, or how fast she could run?” -Germaine Greer

“I am not lucky. You know what I am? I am smart, I am talented, I take advantages of the opportunities that come my way and I work really, really hard. Don’t call me lucky.” –Shonda Rhimes

Portrait of bell hooks with quote

“After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, I am enough.” -Anna Quindlen

“We all deserve to have our stories told. And we all have much to gain by walking in other people’s shoes.” -Kerry Washington

“I was not rescued by a prince; I was the administrator of my own rescue.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

“I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” -Simone de Beauvoir

“I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.” -Emma Watson

Gloria Steinem fist raised with quote