Happy International Women's Day to all my ladies out there! Today is not only an important day to recognize all that women have accomplished over the years, and all that we have to accomplish in the future, but also to acknowledge and appreciate all the ladies in our lives. Personally, the women in my life mean so much to me and the support and love they give me is what has helped me to become the strong person I am today!! In honour of this special day, I thought I'd share some of my favourite quotes from bad-ass ladies past and present to inspire you all today!
"Well-behaved women seldom make history." - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will." - Charlotte Brontë
"I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives." - Jane Austen
"I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman." - Virginia Woolf
"I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou
"I always get asked, 'Where do you get your confidence?'. I think people are well meaning, but it's pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, 'You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You're not skinny, you're not white, you're a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you're worth anything?'." - Mindy Kaling
"We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back." - Malala Yousafzai
"I would like to be known as an intelligent woman, a courageous woman, a loving woman, a woman who teaches by being." - Maya Angelou
What are your favourite inspiring quotes by women?