Women are important voices today’s society. Sometimes we are too ‘machista’ and we don’t make room for women. Women are able to see things differently than men, and they ask questions that men just don’t get. ~ Pope Francis
A woman is the full circle.
Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
“I’ve never met a woman who is not strong, but sometimes they don’t let it out. Then there’s a tragedy, and then all of a sudden that strength comes. My message is let the strength come out before the tragedy.” ―Diane von Furstenberg
A strength has no gender.
Be a girl with a mind, a bitch with an attitude, a lady with class. ~ Rihanna
A strong woman works hard to create the life they want to live. Living authentically is the key characteristic that makes them who they are and they aren’t willing to jeopardize what they have worked for.
Love won’t fix you. Only self-love can do that. In the meantime, you can do what you can, you do what you have to do, and learn the definition of the word fine. ~ McKenna Kring
“I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.” —Hillary Clinton
I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world. ~ Beyonce
We all have our imperfections but I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty. ~ Beyonce
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”—Beyoncé
Power is not given to you. You have to take it. ~ Beyonce
Cut not the wings of your dreams,
for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul. ~ Flavia
“Why has the word [feminism] become such an uncomfortable one? It is not the word that is important; it’s the idea and the ambition behind it.” —Emma Watson
“The idea of being a feminist: so many women have come to this idea of it being anti-male and not able to connect with the opposite sex, but what feminism is about is equality and human rights. For me that is just an essential part of my identity.”—Lena Dunham
The best index to a person’s character is
a) how she treats people who can’t do her any good and
b) how she treats people who can’t fight back.~ Abigail Van Buren
You can always tell who the strong women are. They are the ones you see building one another up instead of tearing each other down.
Sometimes the strongest women are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors, and fights battles that nobody knows about.
A strong woman acts courageously. You can try to confuse her, shame her, try to stop her, but she’ll keep going, more determined than before.
I will not let negativity from others influence my belief in myself.
If you look at what you have in life,
You’ll always have more.
If you look at what you don’t have in life,
You’ll never have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.
~ Sonia Croquette
You must learn to be still in the midst of activity
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.~ Indira Ghandi
Don’t be a woman that needs a man, be a woman a man needs.
AESHA MOHAMMADZAI: AFGHAN GIRL MUTILATED, WHICH WAS COVER OF TIME, HAS A NEW LIFE
The Afghan woman who was on the Time cover and shocked the world when her husband cut off her nose and ears is trying to get a new life.
Aesha Mohammadzai is the Afghan girl who four years after that episode, faces a new battle in trying to make a new life in America.
Aesha was granted asylum in 2011, having fled to the United States, a year later, at just 18 years old beginning with reconstructive surgery.
She arrived not speaking a word of English and illiterate in her native language and has since pioneered reconstructive surgery with a prosthetic nose and received an education denied to women in her homeland under the Taliban regime.
Her plastic surgery was delayed because it was thought that she still was not emotionally stable to cope with painful and prolonged surgery.
When Aesha was 12 years old, her father promised her in marriage to a Taliban fighter to pay a debt. She was beat, abused and forced to sleep in the barn with the animals.
The UN estimates that nearly 90% of Afghan women suffer from some form of domestic abuse.
When she tried to flee, was captured by her husband who punish cutting off her nose and ears.
“When my nose and ears were cut, I fainted. In the middle of the night I felt like I had cold water in my nose.“
“I opened my eyes and I could not even see anything because of the blood.”
She reached her grandfather house and her father managed to get her to a U.S. medical center, where doctors treated her for ten weeks.
Aesha then was taken to a secret shelter in Kabul and in August 2010, was flown to the United States Grossman Burn Foundation to stay with a host family.