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12 Quotes from Badass Women of Color on Love and Life

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12 Quotes from Badass Women of Color on Love and Life

Let’s celebrate womanhood! Some amazing women of color that kick ass and take names.

Today is International Woman’s Day which is the day to celebrate women and all our glory. Personally, I honor women daily. That’s because I am always surrounded by inspiring girl power. Mami is first on that list. She came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with little in her pocket and not a lick of English. But she had many hopes and dreams. On a factory job salary, she raised 3 kids on her own in the ‘hood of Washington Heights – and we all turned out AMAZING.

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My sister, Adayna, is next on my list of women that I admire and celebrate. She’s a hard-working girl boss who’s a VP in business and in her household. Adayna doesn’t take no for an answer, and though that leads us to bump heads at times (I’m as stubborn and determined as she is) I respect her hustle, her drive and her constant desire to help family members and loved ones.

Mami and Adayna are my super women, but there are other amazing badass women of color that kick ass and take names. Here are some inspiring quotes on love and life from Latinas and Black women alike:

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"Don't mistake politeness for lack of strength." - Sonia Sotomayor Source: Flickr.com/Carlosrosarioschool.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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