March is Women’s History Month, and we have a lot to celebrate! Did you know that without women we wouldn’t have fire escapes (Anna Connelly in 1887) or computer programming (Grace Hopper in 1944)? Not to mention that Marie Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics and Chemistry for her groundbreaking work, and less than fifty years later Sri Lankan stateswoman Sirimavo R.D. Bandaranaike made history, becoming the world’s first woman prime minister. Women can, and continue to rise.
In the spirit of these awesome women, and awesome women everywhere, especially those who walk, crew, and volunteer at the 3-Day, we are proud to celebrate this month.
We have some serious motivation for you this March Monday in the form of quotes about strength, love, happiness, and making a difference from some very strong women.
“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” – Malala Yousafzai
“Knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg
“My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.” – Eartha Kitt
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” – Dolly Parton
“I hope the fathers and mothers of little girls will look at them and say ‘yes, women can.’” – Dilma Rousseff
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
“A strong woman looks a challenge dead in the eye and gives it a wink.” – Gina Carey
“When I dare to be powerful—to use my strength in the service of my vision—then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” – Audre Lorde
“The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.” – Jane Fonda
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey
“No longer will we (women) agree to protect the hearth at the price of extinguishing the fire within ourselves.” – Celia Gilbert