Saturday, March 26, 2016

11 FEMINISTS SHARE THE BEST ADVICE THEY GOT FROM OTHER WOMEN

Mia McKenzie
of
Black Girl Dangerous


"My aunt, Frances Diane Wright, is the only one of my grandparents' children who ever moved away from Philadelphia. She was our favorite aunt, but she was always gone.
"I missed her, but what I grew to understand about her was that she was someone who was willing to go out into the world to look for her life. 
"She taught me how to leave. And not being afraid to leave — whether it was leaving a city or a job I didn't love or a bad relationship — has opened the door to every great thing I've managed to do in my life."
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Feminista Jones
"The most influential thing another woman has ever taught me is that my womanhood is personal and that I am in control of my own narrative...

Janet Mock

"Right before my book was released, I began building a close friendship with another black woman writer. During one of our lunches, she gripped my hand across the table and looked me in the eye: 'Who has spoken to you about money, baby?' It was a powerful moment of care that made me feel deeply uncomfortable....




READ MORE, especially Marina Watanabe's quote on Owing Prettiness