I’m enjoying this Women’s History Month theme so far, let me know if you’re loving it, too. This week’s prompt is to present two inspirational quotes from women. It was so hard to first find just two women, then increasingly more difficult to find just two quotes but I enjoyed narrowing the search.
Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. – Michelle Obama.
This was the first quote that popped up and it just seemed perfect. Then again, so did every quote on that page. Michelle Obama is such an inspiration and I just love the impact she’s made over this past decade. She was the first lady that I grew up seeing and I’m forever grateful for that.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie
I remember doing a presentation on Marie Curie for my seventh grade science class. I was not a big fan of science back then, but researching Marie Curie’s life and the resounding impact she left behind was an eye-opening experience.
Who are some women who have made a positive impact on the world?
I can’t go too long without making a plug for my bookstagram. The photo above was taken by yours truly. I read The Poet X at the beginning of this year and I absolutely loved it. As a poet myself, this book spoke to me.
I read This Side of Home a few summers ago and it’s a book that has always stuck with me. I think about the twins quite often and I really want to read another book by Renee Watson. Her writing style is honestly beautiful.
Have you read either of these books?
What are your thoughts?
What are some books by women of color that you’d recommend?