Celebrating International Women’s Day: A Compilation of Quotes From Influential Queer Women

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Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Sadly, there are countless stories of queer women being marginalized more than their heteronormative female counterparts. We believe that all women, and all people, deserve to be treated equally, and are committed to our vision of creating an inclusive future.

To celebrate this special day, and all it represents, we’ve collected a number of quotes from brave, inspiring, influential queer women who have made a lasting impact on so many, including us!

“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth and everything else will come.”
– Ellen Degeneres

“Sometimes people try to destroy you, precisely because they recognize your power—not because they don’t see it, but because they see it and they don’t want it to exist.”
– Janet Mock, transgender rights activist

“A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you’re supposed to be to live a more authentic life.”
– Laverne Cox

“When I use the enemy’s language to hold onto my strength as a Mohawk lesbian writer, I use it as my own instrument of power in this long, long battle against racism.”
– Author Beth Brant

“For femmes, that evolving feminist thought reacquainted us with something we kind of knew already: men and women might mistake us for “just girls” when they see our makeup and fashions, but we were/are actually guerilla warriors, fighting undercover in the war to save women from the continuing campaign to make us irrelevant fluff.”
– Author Jewelle L. Gomez

“We need to continue to build and support queer and trans communities and end the profiling and criminalization that so many face.”
– Chelsea Manning

We invite you to celebrate the strong women who have made a lasting impression on you and your life. Thank you to all of the women who have used their voice to pave a progressive path, and to those who continue to do so today.

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