Monday, the 8th of March. A focal point in the women’s rights movement. Why do we celebrate International Women’s Day? Let’s take a trip down history lane.
The 8th of March is International Women’s Day, a day dedicated to celebrating all things related to women around the world. International Women’s Day is intended to honor all of women’s accomplishments around the world, including their contributions to social, economic, cultural, and political progress.
In the spirit of celebrating women today, let us take a quick look at the most powerful quotes from some worldwide known feminists who keep fighting for the rights of women everywhere.
Maya Angelou was a poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist from the United States. She is the author of seven autobiographies, three collections of essays, and several collections of poetry, as well as a long list of plays, films, and television shows spanning more than 50 years.
Mona Eltahawy is a freelance Egyptian-American journalist and social commentator based in New York City. She has written essays and op-eds for publications worldwide on Egypt and the Islamic world, including women’s issues.
Powerful words from Mona Eltahawy
Roxane Gay is an author, lecturer, editor, and social commentator from the United States. Gay is the author of the short story collection Ayiti, the novel An Untamed State, the short story collection Difficult Women, and the book Hunger, which has become a New York Times best-seller.
Nimi Sire is a Nigerian writer and Poet.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor
G. D. Anderson
G.D Anderson is the pseudonym for Geena Dunne (born 1993), an Australian feminist writer and founder of Australian charity, The Cova Project.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, The Thing Around Your Neck, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminists.
Michelle LaVaughn Obama is an American attorney and author. She was the first lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. She is married to the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama, and was the first African-American first lady.
Happy International Women’s Day to all women around the world.