Rest in Peace, Maya Angelou

  Today the world lost an amazing author, dancer, singer, civil rights leader, and educator.  Take a moment to look through the following links and let her life be an inspiration to yours. 19 of Maya Angelou’s most powerful quotes A timeline of Angelou’s life and accomplishments A more detailed article on Angelou’s life

Power in Ownership

“I’d like to believe that my music opened up that conversation. There is unbelievable power in ownership, and women should own their sexuality. There is a double standard when it comes to sexuality that still persists. Men are free and women are not. That is crazy. The old lessons of submissiveness and fragility made us … More Power in Ownership

Happy Birthday, Audre Lorde!

“Lorde attacked underlying racism within feminism, describing it as unrecognized dependence on the patriarchy. She argued that, by denying difference in the category of women, white feminists merely passed on old systems of oppression and that, in so doing, they were preventing any real, lasting change.” Source

Gloria Steinem at 80

Gloria Steinem at 80 “The problem is, the gender roles come down and say, you can’t say this if you’re a girl. You must say that if you’re a boy. It’s the gender roles that are a problem. The more that we can get ride of gender roles, the better off we are.” -Gloria Steinem