Time is running out on Women’s History Month. It seems as though it just began and now it is nearly over. Where does the time go?
Women’s History Month was created as a national celebration in 1981, when Congress declared the week beginning March 7, 1982, as Women’s History Week. In 1987, it became Women’s History Month. It’s a good time to celebrate how amazing all women are, and to quote some women who have been role models for me.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” — Maya Angelou, author and poet
“Culture does not make people. People make culture. If it is true that the full humanity of women is not our culture, then we can and must make it our culture.”— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author
“I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim, or to someone else’s ignorance.” — bell hooks, author and feminist scholar
There are many more women who have inspired me and inspire me still; however, Maya Angelou, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichi, and bell hooks have been on my mind and their words in my heart this March Women’s History Month. May their words inspire you, too. Goodbye, Women’s History Month of 2019.