Below is a collection of quotes from eight female writers. Their words speak to pain, empowerment, and the complicated nature of finding your identity in a world which is insistent on telling you who you are. These are the quotes (and women) I turn to when I need to remember my own strength. Hopefully, these quotes will move you as much as they move me.
Glennon Doyle Melton
“When her pain is fresh and new, let her have it. Don’t try to take it away. Forgive yourself for not having that power. Grief and pain are like joy and peace; they are not things we should try to snatch from each other. They’re sacred. They are part of each person’s journey. All we can do is offer relief from this fear: I am all alone. That’s the one fear you can alleviate.”
“The only meaningful thing…
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