Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.— Mae Jemison
Lust African American Women quotations
Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.
It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are.
If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.
Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.
I'm usually good about my temper, but all these men trying to control women's bodies are really beginning to piss me off.
I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm.
Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way.
Don't settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that's in us.
We have to free the half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.
Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down.
And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.
In the dark times, if you have something to hold on to, which is yourself, you'll survive.
My father was a slave and my people died to build this country and I am going to stay here and have a part of it just like you.
How have you remained a one women man? "She is my best friend, would you want to hurt your best friend?
You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can't go wrong. The world is behind you.
I've always believed that I could do whatever I set my mind to do.
What they call you is one thing. What you answer to is something else.
Respect for women is one of the greatest gifts a father can show to a son.
I'm convinced that we Black women possess a special indestructible strength that allows us to not only get down, but to get up, to get through, and to get over.
The potential for greatness lives within us all.
I had very supportive parents that made the way for me, even at a time when there were very few women - no women, really; maybe two or three women - and very few, fewer than that, African-American women heading in this direction, so there were very few people to look up to. You just had to have faith.
Decisiveness is a characteristic of high-performing men and women. Almost any decision is better than no decision at all.
Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.
There's a category for me. I like to be referred to as a good singer of good songs in good taste.
Don't let anything stop you. There will be times when you'll be disappointed, but you can't stop. Make yourself the best that you can make out of what you are. The very best.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
I'm realizing, you don't need to change anything about yourself.
This is who you are, and it's okay. That's daring.
I am the dream and the hope of the slave
Black women have been cultured to compare not connect.
The abuse of women and girls is the most pervasive
The virtue of female slaves is wholly at the mercy of irresponsible tyrants, and women are bought and sold in our slave markets, to gratify the brutal lust of those who bear the name of Christians.
Like a lot of Black women, I have always had to invent the power my freedom requires.
I suggest that Black feminist thought consists of specialised knowledge created by African-American women which clarifies a standpoint of and for Black women. In other words, Black feminist thought encompasses theoretical interpretations of Black women's reality by those who live it.
If you're someone who genuinely believes that women don't deserve or aren't as much as men, you're like the plague. On the big history chart, you're the plague... It's just pointless and deadly.
When I was at Baylor, I wasn't fully happy because I couldn't be all the way out. It feels so good saying it: I am a strong, black lesbian woman.
I am convinced that the Black man will only reach his full potential when he learns to draw upon the strengths and insights of the Black woman.
We accepted education as the means to rise above the limitations that a prejudiced society endeavored to place upon us.
Defiance, not obedience, is the American's answer to overbearing authority.
To reaffirm the statement on the choosing of my identity, I come from two beautiful cultures which I have embraced, bridged, balanced, and identify with. I am proud to be who I am as a Dine' (Navajo) and Nahilii (African American) woman. Hozho', , & blessings
It's your life... why not fill it with as much joy as possible?
Let me tell you something: The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.
The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness.
Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.
Move with the flow. Don't fight the current. Resist nothing. Let life carry you. Don't try to carry it.
Being alive and being a woman is all I got, but being colored is a metaphysical dilemma I haven't conquered yet.