Although Cindy Lauper is a legend, she got it wrong when she sang, ‘Girls just want to have fun’ In truth, we just want to be free!
Women have been fighting for their rights and freedoms since the dawn of time. History tells us of an era when women were legally dead in the eyes of the law. They were not allowed to vote, had no property rights, they were not allowed to enter certain professions, had little or no means to gain an education, and were robbed of their potential and dignity.
Here at Sister & Soul, we love hearing stories about how women did not let anything hold them back. We believe there is nothing more beautiful than a liberated life.
To encourage you to embrace your freedoms, we want to share ten inspiring quotes about the freedom that will make your heart soar.
1. For those who are too exhausted to fly.
“You wanna fly, you got to give up the s!#t that weighs you down.”
― Toni Morrison
2. For those who feel the pressure to be like everybody else.
“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
― John. F. Kennedy.
3. For those who wait to be empowered.
"In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed: it must be achieved."
― Franklin D Roosevelt
4. For those who want to experience a greater sense of freedom.
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
― Nelson Mandela
5. For those not so strong willed.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
― Charlotte Brontë
6. For those who need to unmask.
“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”
― Ralph Ellison
7. For those who still shrink in fear of failure.
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
8. For those who take some of their freedoms for granted.
“Freedom is something that dies unless you use it.”
― Hunter. S. Thompson.
9. For those who feel powerless.
“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre
10. For those who are doing the hard work of healing.
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”
― Jim Morrison
Sadly, in some parts of the world, women are still enslaved and equality has still not been achieved. Those of us who are free, need to use our freedoms, not only because it has been hard-won by other brave sisters, but because those who don't share the same liberties need us to rise.
Why not share one of this quotes to somebody who needs to know they have full permission to use their wings and fly.
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