Women of Color Day has fallen on 1st March each year since 1986. It was established by the National Institute of Women of Color (NIWC) to build a network of women from African, Alaska Native, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, and Pacific Island heritages. To celebrate the day, Culture Trip brings you quotes from inspirational women of color from around the world, from prime ministers to pop stars, activists to actresses.
“You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t sustain you. What is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.” —Lupita Nyong’o
“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.” —Aung San Suu Kyi
“Democracy is the best revenge.” —Benazir Bhutto
“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.” —Michelle Obama
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failures is another steppingstone to greatness.” —Oprah Winfrey
“Each time a woman stands up for herself without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” —Maya Angelou
“I’m not black and i’m not white and i’m not pink and i’m not green. Eartha Kitt has no color and that is how barriers are broken.” —Eartha Kitt
“Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” —Malala Yousafzai
“For me, the only advice I ever give women is we want to support each other without distracting each other. Heads down, work really hard, pretend your locked you in your room or whatever, and just do your work.” —Mindy Kaling
“You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.'” —Salma Hayek
“Women sometimes go too far, it’s true. But it’s only when you go too far that others listen.” —Indira Gandhi
“You’ve gotta do things that make you happy. As women, we tend to give away a lot. We take care of a lot of people, and we can’t forget to take care of ourselves.” —Jennifer Lopez
“Men often say that women change their minds too much. I say they sometimes don’t change them enough. I mean changing their state of mind, their attitudes, their outlook, their expectations, their consciousness – most of all, about themselves and what is possible in their lives.” —Julia Alvarez
“I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am black; it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” —June Jordan
“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.” —Audre Lorde
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