Sadly, my black history month series is coming to an end. For the last post I wanted to leave you with a few quotes by black women, in hopes of inspiring and motivating you to create, and do more.
“You don’t have to be somebody different to be important. You’re important in your own right.”
“Let’s be very clear: Strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together”.
“If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive. ”
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
Tracee Ellis Ross
“As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.”
“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.”
“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”
“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself”.
Wanna check out another black history month series? My poem “Blatant Lull” was featured in the black history month online series by the Youth National Organization for Women! Take a look here.