"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair."
— Shirley Chisholm
Simone’s favorite quote: “I don’t have one but it’s probably a City Girl lyric. lol.”
“To get started, you must be willing to create your own formula. You must jump right in. Forget what others think. Tell your story and share your world.” - Rebekah Denise
“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
“It is hard when it turns to... people are grading you on your personal decisions. You just realize you'll never make everyone happy. ... I'm learning to let things roll off my back a bit easier. I have more important things going on now.” - Chrissy Teigen, on how to deal with judgement about your parenting style
Perri’s favorite quote: “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” - Oprah Winfrey
“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