It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.
For the month of March, our book quote theme is: Woman
This March, we are sharing quotes about womanity: not as easy as it originally appeared to be. While there are hundreds of book quotes on women, a large majority are written by men as compiled or put together by Goodreads. I am trying to steer clear of male’s perceptions on women, but rather surfacing how women perceive women. Filtering through these quotes by women are also challenging, as I am trying to find non-White feminist perspectives, and again the quotation compilation of Goodreads is sorely lacking when it comes to highlighting the voices of women of colour. Regardless, I did manage to find a few gems, as can be noted here (and in the next four weeks to come). What better way to begin than with Maya Angelou’s mantra (Amazon | Book Depository) about a woman standing up for one’s self as a representation of standing up for all women.