She’s a daughter, she’s a sister, she’s a wife, and she’s a lover. She’s a niece, she’s a granddaughter, she’s a friend, and she’s a mother but above all, she is herself. She is beautiful. She is a woman.
If Woman’s Day teaches us anything, it is that womanhood must be celebrated. Not for a day, not for a week but for every moment of our lives. Celebrating Women’s Day is so much more than superficial shopping sprees and greeting cards. It is celebrating that the fairer sex is no longer the weaker sex. It is celebrating that women have come a long way in being the subdued section of section. Women are at par, if not far ahead than our male counterparts. It is wrong of us women to wait for empowerment to just happen. It is for us to step up and empower ourselves.
On this occasion of celebrating every woman’s life, here’s a look at some of the most powerful quotes by women, for women.
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand
“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” ― Toni Morrison
“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am” – Sylvia Plath
“We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels.” — Maya Angelou
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.” ― Sylvia Plath
“Men and women are equal in many ways but I believe that women are far superior” – Sudha Murthy
“You are your best thing” – Toni Morrison
It is time we women learn to love our self unconditionally. We shouldn’t have to apologize for being a woman. We are beautiful and we are empowered. We have the power to create, nurture and transform. As is rightly said “Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.” Believe in yourself every step of the way and know that every day is about you. Every day is woman’s day.