Girl-Power

1071 – "I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kickass."

-Maya Angelou

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1023 – Courtney E Martin on Powerfully Sexiness and Beauty

“You know what’s really powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition. A girl who makes the world seem bigger and more interesting. A girl who can rap. A loud laugh that comes from her belly. Smart-ass comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent looking lady. Hooded sweatshirts. Breakfast in bed. A girl with boundaries. Grace. Clumsiness. A runny-nosed crier. A partner who knows what turns her on. Sassy waitresses. Pretty scientists. Any and all librarians […]. Truth. Vulnerability. Strength. Naïveté. Big breasts. Small breasts. Doesn’t matter the size, they all fascinate. A girl who can play the blues harp. A girl who calls you on your bullshit but isn’t afraid to love you in spite of it. A storyteller. A genius. A doctor. A new mother. A woman who realizes how beautiful she is.”

-Courtney E Martin

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775 – “They talk about a woman’s sphere as though it had a limit; There’s not a place in Earth or Heaven, There’s not a task to mankind given, There’s not a blessing or a woe, There’s not a whispered yes or no, There’s not a life, or death, or birth, That has a feather’s weight or worth—Without a woman in it.”

–C E Bowman

Happy International Women’s Day!

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406 – “Here I stand, one girl among many. I speak not for myself, but so those without a voice can be heard. Those who have fought for their rights. Their right to live in peace. Their right to be treated with dignity. Their right to equality of opportunity. Their right to be educated.”

“I raise up my voice not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be
heard.”

–Malala Yousafzai [See Source Notes for reason there are two quotes]

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