Who’s behind the Women’s March

We stand together in solidarity thanking all the amazing role models that led the way.

“The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.”  Bella Abzug

“One must be frank to be relevant.” Corazon Aquino

“Strong people don’t need strong leaders.” Ella Baker

“You don’t choose the times you live in, but you do choose who you want to be. And you do choose how you think.” Grace Lee Boggs

“We have no other spare or replacement planet, we have only this one, and we have to take action.” Berta Caceres

The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”  Rachel Carson

“Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.” Shirley Chisholm

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.” Angela Davis

“ We lived our true selves. We enjoyed our lives. We did what we had to do to survive.” Miss Major Griffin Gracy 

” We want to maintain ourselves as we are so we can contribute our differences, our particular understanding to both the national community and the global society.” LaDonna Harris

“We have to realize we are building a movement.” Dorothy Height

“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.” Bell Hooks

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” Dolores Huerta

“Pay it no Mind.”  Marsha P. Johnson

“Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” Barbara Jordan

“First and foremost, you do not have to live up to or emulate the lives of any of your predecessors. But at the very least, you should know about them. You will have your own life, interests, and ideas of what you want or do not want in life. Do what you enjoy doing. Be honest with yourself and others. Don’t think of satisfying anyone: your elders, peers, government, religion, or children who will come after you. Develop meaningful ideals, and become conscious of others, their existence, and their lives.” Yuri Kochiyama

“Mother Earth needs us to keep our covenant. We will do this in courts, we will do this on our radio station, and we will commit to our descendants to work hard to protect this land and water for them. Whether you have feet, wings, fins, or roots, we are all in it together.” Winona LaDuke

“Your silence will not protect you.” Audre Lorde

“A lot of young girls have looked to their career paths and have said they’d like to be chief. There’s been a change in the limits people see.” Wilma Mankiller

“Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.” Diane Nash

“People now want to call me a lesbian because I’m with Julia, and I say, “No. I’m just me. I’m not a lesbian.” I’m tired of being labeled. I don’t even like the label transgender. I’m tired of living with labels. I just want to be who I am. I am Sylvia Rivera. Ray Rivera left home at the age of 10 to become Sylvia. And that’s who I am. I will be 50 years old this coming Monday. I don’t need the operation to find my identity. I have found my niche, and I’m happy and content with it. I take my hormones. I’m living the way Sylvia wants to live. I’m not living in the straight world; I’m not living in the gay world; I’m just living in my own world with Julia and my friends.” Sylvia Riveira

“Antifeminists are incapable of making a distinction between being critically opposed to sexual oppression and simply hating men. Women’s desire for fairness and safety in our lives does not necessitate hating men. Trying to educate and inform men about how their feet are planted on our necks doesn’t translate into hatred either.” Barbara Smith

“The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.” Gloria Steinem

“We must add our voices to those who cry out that there is a standard below which we will not allow human beings to live, and that that standard is not at the freezing nor starving point….In a democracy all are responsible.” Hannah G. Solomon

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman

“I think the truth is if you really care about the quality of somebody’s life as much as you care about the quality of your own, you have it made.” Edith Windsor

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” Malala Yousafzai

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