This is the Black History Month, we’re hankering around some of the current narratives around women of color and focusing on how fantastic it is to be black, despite the daily challenges and troubles we face.
We're excited to present these quotes from a group of truly amazing women who represent the many important fields of life, right from entrepreneurship to trailblazing activists:
1. Kamala Harris | US senator and 2020 presidential candidate
"Being black is understanding your role and responsibility to an enduring and thriving legacy. A legacy that endured when the doors of higher education were closed to us, segregation and discrimination were the law of the land, and few recognized our potential and capacity to be leaders. To be black is to know that as creators, innovators, and agents of change, we embody the strength of generations that will forge the way forward for our country and our world."
2. Patrisse Cullors | artist, author, and co-founder of Black Lives Matter
"I love the brilliance of blackness, its ability to be everything all at once. I love how blackness inherently disrupts white supremacy and pushes all of us to see what a world that values life can feel and smell like. I love the strength and the vulnerability of blackness."
3. Kelly Rowland | singer, songwriter, and actress
"What I love the most about being a black woman is probably my cocoa skin — I love my cocoa skin, and I love the extra bit of sassiness that I have, my rhythm."
4. London Breed | mayor of San Francisco
"I get to experience the world in different ways, and despite any obstacles that come my way, I am proud to be a black woman. I take a lot of pride in being the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of such an incredible city as San Francisco. Those that came before me paved the way for this opportunity, and I will continue to work to lift up the next generation. Every day as we fight for a more inclusive and just society, I am inspired by the strength and resilience of the African-American community all over the country."
5. Zoë Kravitz | actress, singer, and model
"I love so much about being black; I love feeling the history and the struggle, and it gives me such beautiful perspective on how lucky I am in my life, knowing what my ancestors had to go through. I'm very proud to be of a people who went through such tremendous struggle and have come through prosperous and inspiring and beautiful. I have that pride, and that carries me through a lot of things."
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