Quotes by Black Women



For those who follow me on social media platforms, will know that I love quotes. Inspiring and words that I find relatable are some my favourite things. I love affirmations and feeling the writer through their words, below is my first compilation of quotes, sourced from 'Goodreads' you should subscribe by clicking on the links attached to the quotes. Please purchase the books, and share them far and wide so that others may purchase and join in on the 'reading movement'! Let us create a culture of reading, inspiration and mindfulness. Enjoy!


“While there are many feminist strands, which is to say different kinds of feminism, there are also many core principles. The commitment to actively oppose and end patriarchy is one. The recognition that patriarchy works like other systems of oppression, like racism and capitalism, to value some people and brutalise others is another area of agreement. Like other systems of oppression, it also requires the support of many members of the groups it oppresses.” ― Pumla Dineo Gqola, Reflecting Rogue: Inside the Mind of a Feminist


“Racism has always been a divisive force separating black men and white men, and sexism has been a force that unites the two groups.” ― Bell Hooks, Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism


“Balance lives in the present. When you feel the earth moving, bring yourself back to the now. You’ll handle whatever shake-up the next moment brings when you get to it. In this moment, you’re still breathing. In this moment, you’ve survived. In this moment, you’re finding a way to step onto higher ground.” ― Oprah Winfrey, What I Know For Sure


“We need to know that we are enough and not inadequate because we are not living up to some modern ideal. That we are okay with our being” ― Malebo Sephodi, Miss Behave


“no person is your friend (or kin) who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow and be perceived as fully blossomed as you were intended. Or who belittles in any fashion the gifts you labor so to bring into the world.” ― Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens: Prose


“And it's wrong of you to think that love leaves room for nothing else. It's possible to love something and still condescend to it.” ― Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun


“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences.” ― Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals


“but bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma/ i havent conquered yet/ do you see the point my spirit is too ancient to understand the separation of soul & gender/ my love is too delicate to have thrown back on my face

my love is too delicate to have thrown back on my face

my love is too beautiful to have thrown back on my face

my love is too sanctified to have thrown back on my face

my love is too magic to have thrown back on my face

my love is too saturday nite to have thrown back on my face

my love is too complicated to have thrown back on my face

my love is too music to have thrown back on my face” ― Ntozake Shange, For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf


These are some of my favourite quotes, what are your favourite quotes by Black Women? Please comment below the post, let's share inspiring quotes by Black Women!


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