Atlanta has served as a hub for the creative and business-minded for decades, but for International Women’s Day we’re highlighting a specific portion of that group.
Seek inspiration in a few former and current Atlanta residents with quotes from Janelle Monae, Sara Blakely and other activists, businesswomen and entertainers:
“Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul.” - Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist
“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”- Flannery O’Connor, author
“If you care about an issue, you have to organize. You have to register to vote. You have to be engaged and you have to be consistent and not give up.” - Shirley Franklin, former Mayor of Atlanta
“Continue to embrace the things that make you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.” - Janelle Monae, entertainer
“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” - Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx
“We’re not where we want to be. It might not change tonight. It might not change tomorrow. Tomorrow may be another day. We’re going to keep inspiring. We’re going to keep educating. We’ve got to keep fueling the fire with the burning desire to do better.” - Xernona Clayton, civil rights activist and broadcaster
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“Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it’s no worse than it is.” - Margaret Mitchell, author
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