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12 Images of Everyday Feminism That Will Inspire You

12 Images of Everyday Feminism That Will Inspire You

Do you know what a feminist looks like? Here’s Wikipedia’s definition of feminism: The advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

So what does this actually look like in the real world?

Feminism comes in many different shapes and forms. A feminist could be the woman that advocates for her own life. The one who goes ahead and gets up and lives her life the way she wants to. She does this against the odds, sometimes having to fight against her culture, religion, patriarchy, military, media, or family.

She is the one who decides that she has a right to live according to her own plans, as the poet Mary Oliver says: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

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They don’t talk, they do. They are.

womenhorse

    The equestrian woman, bold and strong.

    femalecops

      The policewomen protecting the streets of NYC.

      femaleguitar

        The woman who rocks!

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        bride

          The bride who chooses when and whom to marry.

          femaledoctor

            The female doctor.

            actorfemale

              The female actress.

              femalerunner

                The woman who runs. In the mud.

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                  Women in the military.

                  womanonharley

                    The woman riding the Harley.

                    writerfemale

                      The female writer and author.

                      emmawatson

                        While the popular image of feminism is women like Gloria Stienem, who blaze trails in history, don’t forget to look around at the women that are going ahead and walking the walk.

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                        Emma Watson, the young actress of Harry Potter fame, recently gave a moving speech at the UN about feminism. Here’s a quote:

                        “When… at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y,’ when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. And this seems uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word.”

                        What Watson speaks about, millions of women are living and breathing: the right to choose their lives.

                        Feminism advocates need us to live our lives the way we desire it, and to help other women in our lives do the same. They are atthe podiums but so are the women in these images. The images of these women and other women in many other choices of their lives can inspire you to see what the result of feminism is and can be for the entire world.

                        Featured photo credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mara_earthlight/4000994423/ via flickr.com

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                        Last Updated on October 18, 2018

                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                        Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                        It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                        It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                        Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                        Quotes for self-assurance

                        1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                          2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                            3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                              4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                  6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                    Quotes about positivity

                                    7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                      8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                        9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                          10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                            11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                              12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                  Quotes for work and success

                                                  14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                    15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                      16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                        17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                          18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                            19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                              20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                  22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                    23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                      24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                        25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                          26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                            27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                              28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                  30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                    31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                      32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                        33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                          34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                            35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                              36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                  38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                    39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                      40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                        41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                          42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                            43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                              44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                  Quotes about money

                                                                                                                  46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                    47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                      48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                        49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                          50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                            51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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