The power that women hold within themselves has been an undeniably present force all throughout my life. From childhood with my strong sisters to my closest female friendships, I’ve had the great gift of being surrounded by loving, inspiring women whose backbones are strong and compassion fierce.
In honor of International Women’s Day - and Women’s History Month - we want to celebrate bold, courageous women who have used the transformative power of love that lives inside of them to change the world, those who will always serve as role models and inspirations to women of all generations, ethnicities, backgrounds, and life paths.
We’ve chosen seven of our favorite quotes from strong women, for strong women, to encourage you to celebrate all the inspirational women in your life - including yourself!
I am a woman phenomenally, phenomenal woman, that's me.by Maya Angelou
I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.by Frida Kahlo
Only make decisions that support your self-image, self-esteem, and self-worth.by Oprah Winfrey
Even if it makes others uncomfortable, I will love who I am.by Janelle Monae'
Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.by Princess Diana of Wales
I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself.by May West
Self esteem isn't everything; it's just that there's nothing without it.by Gloria Steinem
We want to know: what quotes by women, for women, or about women make your heart flutter? Let us know in the comments below. Wishing you a day - and month - filled with celebration of the empowering gift it is to be a woman.
Mothering doesn’t just occur between mother and child when she gives birth or adopts. While that is the place that mothering begins, it is by no means the place where mothering ends. It is from our mothers that we can learn how to love wholeheartedly and practice loving unconditionally; they serve as role models for how to care for others with open hearts.