“We have a world full of women who are unable to exhale fully because they have for so long been conditioned to fold themselves into shapes to make themselves likeable.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions
Fatima’s favorite quote:
It was said by a famous english philosopher named John Keating that said to "burn hard" with your loved ones, "burn hard" with your friends... "burn hard" in life and it translates to, “give your all."
So, give your all to your loved ones, give your all to your friends, give your all in life... Just always give your all.
"One of the lessons that I grew up with was to always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals." - Michelle Obama
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“We spend too much time teaching girls to worry about what boys think of them. But the reverse is not the case. We don’t teach boys to care about being likable. We spend too much time telling girls that they cannot be angry or aggressive or tough, which is bad enough, but then we turn around and either praise or excuse men for the same reasons. All over the world, there are so many magazine articles and books telling women what to do, how to be and not to be, in order to attract or please men. There are far fewer guides for men about pleasing women.” - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, We Should All Be Feminists