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Serfborts i try to write sing songs that we @fuckyeahfiercebitches

serfborts:

“I try to write & sing songs that we as women need to hear. I know sometimes it’s hard to realize how amazing we are. I’m very happy to be able to do that women around the world.”

When i was in high school i was obsessed with @fuckyeahfiercebitches

“When I was in high school, I was obsessed with Mary Wollstonecraft; she was one of the very first feminists ever. My friend and I were always making videos, and we made this movie called Mary Wollstonecraft and the Renaissance Rangers. It was like a Power Rangers spoof, taking all these historical characters out of context. Mary Wollstonecraft, Robespierre, and Marie Curiethey would all fight crime together. This is the kind of stuff I used to do.”

- Aubrey Plaza

Mrsbeefheart at what point must a female @fuckyeahfiercebitches

mrsbeefheart:

At what point must a female senator raise her hand or her voice to be recognized over her male colleagues? x

Reckonedrightly indypendenthistory on sep @fuckyeahfiercebitches

reckonedrightly:

indypendenthistory:

On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.

Oh my God, yes. Let’s talk about Noor Inayat Khan.

  • Wireless operators in France had a life expectancy of six weeks. Noor was actively transmitting for over three times as long.
  • While she was in France, every other wireless operator in her network was slowly picked off until she was the last radio link between London and Paris. It was “the most dangerous and important post in France”.  
  • She was offered a way back to Britain and refused.
  • In fact, in her transmissions to London, she once said that she was having the time of her life, and thanked them for giving her the opportunity to do this.
  • She was captured by the Gestapo, but never gave up: she made three attempt escapes. One involved asking to take a bath, insisting on being allowed to close the door to preserve her modesty, and then clambering onto the roof of the Gestapo HQ in Paris.
  • Her last word before being shot was, “Liberté!”
Amypoehler great people do things before @fuckyeahfiercebitches

amypoehler:

Great people do things before they’re ready. They do things before they know they can do it. And by doing it, they’re proven right. Because, I think there’s something inside of you, and inside of all of us, when we see something and we think, “I think I can do it, I think I can do it. But I’m afraid to.” Bridging that gap, doing what you’re afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that, that is what life is.

Ac z men arent asked about age men arent @fuckyeahfiercebitches

ac-z:

“Men aren’t asked about age. Men aren’t asked about their children. Not that these things aren’t important, but I do feel like it becomes reductive when a woman’s life becomes, ‘Talk to me about your kids and how you feel about plastic surgery.’”
Julianne Moore, by Will Davidson for DuJour Magazine, June 2013.

Militantwocs when i started my musical career @fuckyeahfiercebitches

militantwocs:

“When I started my musical career I was a maid, I used to clean houses and the girls I used to clean houses with used to always beg me to sing while we cleaned. I lived in a boarding house with five other girls and I would sell my $5 CD out of my room. My mother was a proud janitor, my step-father who raised me worked at the post office, and my father was a trash man. They all wore a uniform and that’s why I wear my uniform to honor them. I have work to do. I have people to uplift. I have people to inspire. And today I wear my uniform proudly.”

Sea hag my relationship with my mom is really @fuckyeahfiercebitches

sea-hag:

“My relationship with my mom is really the single most profound relationship that I’ve ever had in my life,” she tells me. “By the way, it seems like I’m … I’m just blowing my nose. It’s not because I’m sad.” She has allergies and a cold, she promises. But her voice breaks when she starts talking about how she sat down with a pen and paper and asked her mother to give her all the advice she could possibly give her before she died, and Kaling realized she’d never be able to ask her mother for advice again. “I said to her, ‘Mom, I’m going to be so lonely without you.’” She’s crying now but keeps going. “And she just said, ‘You have to be your own best friend. If you always remember that, you will always have someone there with you.’”

The New New Girl: Mindy Kaling Promotes Herself Out of The Office and Into The Mindy Project

I think people sometimes get the wrong impression @fuckyeahfiercebitches

“I think people sometimes get the wrong impression when they’re like, ‘Oh, well, so-and-so was straight and then she was gay, and now she’s straight again’, you know? But it’s like, how many times do I have to kiss a woman before I’m gay? Everybody wants to label people. Sometimes you just fall in love with somebody, and you’re really not thinking about what gender or whatever they happen to be. It think that if I happen to fall in love with a woman, everyone’s going to make a big deal out of it. But if I happen to fall in love with a man, nobody cares.”

Inspirational Women I Love —> Lucy Liu

Fancynewbeesly i dont know am i famous @fuckyeahfiercebitches

fancynewbeesly:

I don’t know. Am I famous? Sometimes I get really great shampoo for free. The more stuff I do the more free stuff I get, which is kind of nice.

Beautiful people in no particular order zoe @fuckyeahfiercebitches

Beautiful people in no particular order
Zoe Saldana: “I just want to be a part of great stories, whether I’m part of an amazing ensemble cast or I’m leading it or the antagonist or whatever.”

Nerdyninjanicole even though she grew up @fuckyeahfiercebitches

nerdyninjanicole:

Even though she grew up playing football, shooting hoops and running races against all the boys in her neighborhood, U.S. 800-meter champion Alysia Montano never wanted to be thought of as one of them.

As a result, she started wearing a flower behind her right ear to remind the boys they were getting beat by a girl.

“The flower to me means strength with femininity. I think that a lot of people say things like you run like a girl. That doesn’t mean you have to run soft or you have to run dainty. It means that you’re strong.”

(Source)

Olympicsusa usas first female olympian boxer @fuckyeahfiercebitches

olympicsusa:

USA’s first female Olympian boxer, Marlen Esparza
Photos by Norman Jean Roy

I believe ive always been a big believer in @fuckyeahfiercebitches

“I believe I’ve always been a big believer in equality. No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a girl.”

+ favorite people: anne hathaway

Beautiful people evangeline lilly i am kind of @fuckyeahfiercebitches

Beautiful People → Evangeline Lilly
“I am kind of prudish and I have very strict standards about how I present myself. But one of the things that I’ve always stood by is that women are beautiful and sexy. We shouldn’t be afraid of that. [But] we need to make sure that we present that beauty and that sexiness in a way that says we are in control of our bodies. We’re strong, we’re classy, we’re beautiful, powerful beings to be reckoned with, not victims.”

Pocketsizedarmydoctor i m drawn to stories @fuckyeahfiercebitches

pocketsizedarmydoctor:

I`m drawn to stories about ordinary people who get tangled up in an extraordinary event or idea or emotion. I`m not saying I don`t love films about super-people or super-doctors, but my preference is for stories about how we get through this life, what it is to be human, because I`m always struggling with it myself. ─ Sophie Okonedo

Ive been going to the same school since first @fuckyeahfiercebitches

I’ve been going to the same school since first grade—I’m in ninth grade now—and I’ve had the same group of people around me for a long time, which is great. The thing is, I’ve always gotten good grades and I’m stuck with this smart girl image. Nobody sees my other sides and I don’t know how to show them to people. [x]

Stillsparkling i have not lived as a woman i @fuckyeahfiercebitches

stillsparkling:

I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I’ve made enough money to support myself, and ain’t afraid of being alone. | Katharine Hepburn May 12, 1907 - June 29, 2003

Sea hag interviewer april on parks and rec has @fuckyeahfiercebitches

sea-hag:

Interviewer: April on Parks and Rec has a pretty dry sense of humor. Is there anything you wouldn’t be sarcastic about in real life?
Aubrey: Witches, because I don’t want to be cursed to hell and have a black magic spell ruin me. Also, Nicolas Cage. I think he’s amazing, and I’ll never make fun of him and I’ll see every movie he’s in. So that’s my answer. Witches and Nicolas Cage.

Closetalkers whenever a female takes a strong @fuckyeahfiercebitches

closetalkers:

”Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic. Until they come up with an independent woman who’s on an adventure of her own, I don’t think I’m interested.”

Maias to me what hurts me is the fact that @fuckyeahfiercebitches

maias:

To me, what hurts me, is the fact that you are told all the times: “we are equal”, like “I don’t know what is your deal” like “what is your fucking issue with this or with that?” and then… but then you realize: no, actually we are not! You are getting paid more than I, you get to have more options in terms of what you want to watch for entertainment. (x)

Belleanima deactivated20140907 it takes a lot @fuckyeahfiercebitches

belleanima-deactivated20140907:

It takes a lot to accept yourself as you are and truly be happy with you. My advice to anyone who’s struggling with this would be to give it time and try to notice all the great qualities you possess. There are always going to be things you don’t like about yourself or reasons to compare yourself to others, but once you realize that you only get one you, it’s best to just love yourself.

Curtainwitcharchive the us is traditionally @fuckyeahfiercebitches

curtainwitcharchive:

“The U.S. is traditionally slower to respond to Asian actors as ‘stars,’ but the fact that Yunjin simply is one is pretty much undeniable,” says Lost executive producer Damon Lindelof. “At the end of the day, the fact that she is Korean is secondary to the fact that she is so facile with portraying human characters that audiences anywhere can respond to.”

Blackma the club is adorable the staff is @fuckyeahfiercebitches

blackma:

“The club is adorable. The staff is adorable. The crowd is adorable. I am drunk.”

Aisha Tyler

Only hang around people that are positive and @fuckyeahfiercebitches
“Only hang around people that are positive and make you feel good. Anybody who doesn’t make you feel good, kick them to the curb and the earlier you start in your life the better. The minute anybody makes you feel weird and non included or not supported, you know, either beat it or tell them to beat it.” Amy Poehler
Heartbarf i am a feminist because i feel @fuckyeahfiercebitches

heartbarf:

I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women’s movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchal idea - have become dangerous to children and other living things, themselves included.”  -Adrienne Rich

Interstellaire deactivated20120 my familys @fuckyeahfiercebitches

interstellaire-deactivated20120:

My family’s said to me from the beginning, ‘People are always going to tell you to pick what you want to be when you grow up. You take that and throw it out the window, that’s garbage. People are complicated and we love many things and we’re passionate about many things. You can be a human rights activist and also be doing these comedy plays in your community and that’s OK. All those things are a part of who you are and you can love them equally

They don’t assume that’s the way you want to go. They assume you want to go the drama route ‘cause you worked with the UN. That’s just not the case at all. Sometimes when you work around really serious issues, being able to laugh is your creative relief and outlet.

Don’t be afraid to be smart and beautiful and sexy and own it

-Hannah Simone, Audrey Magazine Spring 2012

Viola davis hollywood is a business and i @fuckyeahfiercebitches

viola-davis:

Hollywood is a business. And I don’t fault it for that. It’s a business about money and advertising, and we don’t translate in the foreign market. And a lot of people want to indict Hollywood for that, but I don’t think it’s just an indictment on Hollywood; it may be more of an indictment on people who go to the theatre to put their money down – to see what? You see a film with a predominantly black cast and you don’t see it as inclusive, but you see a film with a predominantly white cast and it is. Why?

I want to be a pioneer; I want to take on the responsibility and the weight of something bigger than myself, which is more diverse storylines, especially for African-American actresses. But I can only do what I do. I certainly can’t change Hollywood’s complete perception of black actresses – I need help.

Becauseofthiswoman name patsy matsu @fuckyeahfiercebitches

becauseofthiswoman:

Name: Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Dates:
1927-2002

Why she rocks:
Patsy Mink was an American politician in Hawaii, and served in the US House of Representatives for 12 terms. She was the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected into Congress. She was also the first Asian American to seek the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party in the 1972 election. She also authored the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, thus having it named after her: “The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”


Quote: “We have to build things that we want to see accomplished, in life and in our country, based on our own personal experiences… to make sure that others do not have to suffer the same discrimination.”
 
Because of this woman… we have equal opportunities amendments for higher education, and a multi-cultural presence in politics for women and asian americans. 
Wixsey there are patterns in my life aspects @fuckyeahfiercebitches

wixsey:

“There are patterns in my life, aspects of my personality that are still there and were there as a child, my mother always said I was single-minded. There was no compromise with me, she felt powerless as a parent. I just don’t think I ever needed parental approval. I want to do this now, and I am going to do it. My mum says she didn’t know where I got this attitude from, this idea that I could do anything I set my mind to. But she learnt after a while there was no point in arguing with me because I just don’t give in.”

Greysweatpants i find it really irritating @fuckyeahfiercebitches

greysweatpants:

“I find it really irritating when guys are teasing their guy friends and they’re saying, ‘C’mon, man up, don’t be a pussy.’ It’s like, really? It’s a vulgar, pornographic term out there for a women’s anatomy, and that’s what you call a guy who isn’t man enough? Why? Where did that come from? It seems like not a big deal at the end of the day; I hear it all the time and I understand that it’s not. But when you really start to think about what the subtext of it means, it’s interesting. I see it every day. I’m a woman who works at a job that is mostly populated by men. Most of the film set is made up of men and I watch the way that the people relate to each other, I watch the way that they make comments about women on the set and I work with lovely people and I pick up on things that I don’t think are 100 percent awesome all the time. I think it’s important to really make sure that we’re reinforcing, especially from a young age, respect for women. When you think that one of the most powerful things that men can do is put us down, that’s obviously because we’re incredibly powerful if we’re built up. It’s something we need to know and women need to own. If you’re going to get called a bitch for standing up for yourself, for being educated, for having opinions and for using your voice, then fine, let them call you a bitch. If a man was doing any of those things he would be complimented and they’d say, ‘Oh you know, he’s really got balls, he’s really strong, he’s really assertive.’ But a woman who’s assertive immediately gets sort of categorized as difficult. I don’t agree, I say go ahead, be loud, make them listen to you.”

Vontrapps as a child i felt like a changeling @fuckyeahfiercebitches

vontrapps:

As a child, I felt like a changeling at odds with the planet I arrived on. I didn’t understand the world I was born into, and that feeling of dissonance colored my youth. I saw that rigidness existed, and as a result, for me, rigidness got a bad name. Looseness was far better. And I gravitated toward a different life.

Comfychairs deactivated20120417 i think anyone @fuckyeahfiercebitches

comfychairs-deactivated20120417:

I think anyone who is creative or self-aware in any way, there’s like a humility to it, or I should say a humiliation to it. But there’s also a self-delusion — the provisional ego, as my uncle would call it. The self-delusion is the thing that makes you go, oh you know what, all the music that I’ve ever loved in the world, I want to be a part of that — hey, listen to what I have to say, it’s really important, it’s going to matter.

Annie Clark

Some people are brave enough to give credence to @fuckyeahfiercebitches

“Some people are brave enough to give credence to their childishness.” — Stana Katic

Im not supercomfortable in my skin i have to @fuckyeahfiercebitches

I’m not supercomfortable in my skin. I have to make it work for me, and that usually amounts to making it uncomfortable for everyone else.

Create love dora akunyili as photographed by @fuckyeahfiercebitches

create-love:

Dora Akunyili as photographed by the fantastic Paolo Woods.

Article from Le Monde via Woods’ site:

“Dora Akunyili, 52, in the company of two of her bodyguards in the office in Abuja, Nigeria. She is the head of NAFDAC, the national food and drug association and has survived three murder attempts commanded by the Nigerian producers of counterfeit drugs. Her unflinching dedication to the cause of liberating Nigeria of false medicines has earned her 435 medals and decorations. When she took office in 2001, counterfeits represented 50[%]of the market. Today they are down at less the 20[%] (sic)  Nigeria/Abuja/04.2007”

Celestialmazer if theres specific resistance @fuckyeahfiercebitches

celestialmazer:

“If there’s specific resistance to women making movies, I just choose to ignore that as an obstacle for two reasons: I can’t change my gender, and I refuse to stop making movies. It’s irrelevant who or what directed a movie, the important thing is that you either respond to it or you don’t. There should be more women directing; I think there’s just not the awareness that it’s really possible. It is.”
-Kathryn Bigelow 

Happy 60th birthday, what a boss.

Missblanchards deactivated20120 be happy do @fuckyeahfiercebitches

missblanchards-deactivated20120:

Be happy. Do things that make you happy within the confines of the legal system. Do things that make you feel good and proud. It can be almost anything. Name something. Yes, sure, try that. Contribute to the world. Help people. Help one person. Help someone cross the street today. Help someone with directions unless you have a terrible sense of direction. Help someone who’s trying to help you. Just help. Make an impact. Show someone you care. Say yes instead of no. Say something nice. Smile. Make eye contact. Hug. Kiss. Get naked. Laugh. Laugh as much as you can. Laugh until you cry. Cry until you laugh. Keep doing it even if people are passing you on the street saying, “I can’t tell if that person is laughing or crying but either way they seem crazy, let’s walk faster.” Emote. It’s okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling. Find out who you are and figure out what you believe in. Even if it’s different from what your neighbors believe in and different from what your parents believe in. Stay true to yourself. Have your own opinion. Don’t worry about what people say about you or think about you. Let the naysayers nay. They will eventually grow tired of naying. - Ellen DeGeneres

Burningyears deactivated2013042 it is said that @fuckyeahfiercebitches

burningyears-deactivated2013042:

It is said that I’m distant and cold. I’m just someone who’s very shy. I’m not comfortable doing interviews because I have to talk about myself. To talk about yourself, you have to know yourself pretty well and I feel like there are still some shades in me that I don’t know about.

Until about sixth grade i was pretty quiet and @fuckyeahfiercebitches

“Until about sixth grade I was pretty quiet and wouldn’t consider myself a class clown during those years. Once I got into middle school I was definitely one of the funny ones. I was always doing some type of weird public prank, dressing up in strange costumes, or doing characters. I was definitely a weirdo. I don’t know where it came from. It just kind of happen out of nowhere. I think if you talk to people that I went to school with they’d probably tell you I was a bit of a class clown.”

Heathicorn because ive had this mad @fuckyeahfiercebitches

heathicorn:

Because I’ve had this mad international upbringing, with the Cuba and the Chile and the Spanish and the English and the French and the Swiss and the American and all that, it’s influenced the way that I am.

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