Women’s History Month: Quotes by Women Who Inspire

Samantha Miragliotta, SMALL COPY EDITOR

  In the month of March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, allowing us to honor and commemorate the significant achievements made by women all around the world and throughout history. This month is also dedicated to recognizing and learning about the many female trailblazers who have contributed to our society through their voices, strength, movements, and more. 

  Here at Pembroke Pines Charter high school, we have several clubs that help us celebrate this wonderful month. For instance, our very own Girl Power Club recognizes both the contributions made by women and girls and inspires us to make more. Junior Melanie Miguel states, “As a member of the club Girl Power, I think that Women’s History month truly is an opportunity to celebrate women making a difference today!” From the 1st of March to the 30th, we as a community can help recognize the role women have played in making an impact from past generations and the many generations to come. 

  We hope you will enjoy this month learning about women and girls who have made an impact to the globe and support their passions. Senior Mackenzie Ahearn says, “I think that Women’s History Month is a wonderful way we can celebrate us girls in all aspects and be acknowledged for our achievements.” Throughout this month we must do our best to take time to honor and appreciate the successes of women who have gone before us, making significant contributions.

  Here is what you can do: during Women’s History Month, you can donate to charities that advocate for reproductive rights. You can educate yourself on the history of equal suffrage. You can pay homage to your heroes. You can read books written by women and femmes, watch movies made by and about women, and tell the women in your life just how much they mean to you and how much you appreciate them.

 In order to get you prepared and ready to go for Women’s History Month, attached below are some words of wisdom for inspiration from some phenomenal women who have made their mark throughout history. 


      1.”Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” — Maya Angelou

  1. “I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” — Amy Poehler
  2. “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” — Alice Walker
  3. “Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey
  4. “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” — Dolly Parton
  5. “Without justice there can be no love.” — Bell hooks
  6. “I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” — Audre Lorde
  7. “Some people ask: ‘Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?’ Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general — but to choose to use the vague expression human rights is to deny the specific and particular problem of gender. It would be a way of pretending that it was not women who have, for centuries, been excluded. It would be a way of denying that the problem of gender targets women.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  8. “Women and girls can do whatever they want. There is no limit to what we as women can accomplish.” — Michelle Obama
  9. “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
  10. “A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman.” — Melinda Gates
  11. “I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.” — Simone de Beauvoir
  12. “No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own body.” — Margaret Sanger
  13. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” — Malala Yousafzai
  14. “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question ‘who am I’ except the voice inside herself.” ― Betty Friedan
  15. “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” ― Madeleine Albright
  16. “If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” ― Abigail Adams
  17. “Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.” ― Gloria Steinem
  18. “If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend.” ― Charlotte Brontë
  19. “My mother did not raise me to ask for permission to lead.” ― Ayanna Pressley