“i found god in myself / and i loved her / i loved her fiercely” – Ntozake Shange

“i wanta make / the poems sing / out loud / in colors / movin and takin chances” – Ntozake Shange

“we gotta dance to keep from cryin / we gotta dance to keep from dyin” – Ntozake Shange

“somebody / anybody / sing a black girl’s song / bring her out to know herself / to know you / but sing her rhythms / carin / struggle / hard times / sing her song of life / she’s been dead so long / closed in silence so long / she doesn’t know the sound / of her own voice / her infinite beauty” – Ntozake Shange

“bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored / is a metaphysical dilemma / i haven’t conquered yet” – Ntozake Shange

“we must be brave enough to start a conversation that matters and cheap enough to know that we do not have all the answers” – Janet Mock

“i have been a woman for a long time now / it has been a rocky road / but i am still here / and i am still me” – Pat Parker

“i am a black woman / the music of my song / some sweet arpeggio of tears / is written in a minor key / and i can be heard humming in the night” – Mari Evans

“the beauty of my blackness / is that it defies the narrow / limits of the world’s ideas” – Cleo Wade

“we must dare to envision a world in which every color is valued and every person is free to live up to their highest potential” – Tarana Burke

“we ask justice, we ask equality, we ask that all the civil and political rights that belong to citizens of the United States, be guaranteed to us and our daughters forever” – Susan B. Anthony

“black women have always been called to make a way out of no way” – Michelle Obama

“no other love rises as high as the love of a black, precarious, precious girl” – Dominique Christina QUOTES ABOUT GOALIES

“the world needs more women of color in positions of power and influence” – Ayanna Pressley

“to be able to speak your truth is liberation” – Laverne Cox

“we have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society” – Angela Davis

“black women have always had to work harder than anyone else to be seen and heard” – bell hooks

“black women’s lives have never been just black or just women – they have always been both, and that is their power” – Brittney Cooper

“the only thing that separates women of color from everyone else is opportunity” – Viola Davis

“if we don’t talk about our pain, it will destroy us” – Audre Lorde

“we cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change” – Sheryl Sandberg

“no one is free when others are oppressed” – Desmond Tutu

“to love yourself is a radical act” – Tracee Ellis Ross

“it is a wonderful thing to be a woman, but it is a hellish thing to be a colored woman” – Anna Julia Cooper