I am pondering all the #BadassWomen who came before me, demanding equality and justice for all…
Susan B Anthony and Alice Paul, jailed for demanding women be allowed to vote,
Margaret Sanger, jailed for distributing birth control to poor women of all colors,
belle hooks writing eloquently about all forms of oppression,
Gloria Steinem and Coretta Scott King co-founding NOW,
Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to win a seat in Congress,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg working for women’s justice for decades,
Audre Lorde raising her pen for lesbian sexuality…
The list goes on and on. None of them were perfect women, and they all faced doubts and struggles. But all of them spoke and acted from a sense of deep conviction. And all of them were #BadassWomen. And they changed the world.
I am so GRATEFUL that these women spoke their truth and paved the way to get us this far. And the work continues.