5 Inspiring Women’s History Month Quotes

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” These simple yet empowering words were once spoken by Amelia Earhart decades ago. However, these words still ring true today.

Women’s History Month is not only about self-empowerment, it’s equally about empowering other women, too. 

To help spread the message, FTD curated five inspiring quotes by influential women of the past and present for the women of the future. These quotes will certainly bring some positivity into your day and will remind you of the strength and determination that us women are capable of. 

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#WiseWordsWednesday: 5 Diane Von Furstenburg Quotes

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Diane Von Furstenburg is a woman we should all aspire to become. As well as being an iconic fashion designer who owns a global brand and created the wrap dress, she is a charitable woman who is humble, kind and supporting of fellow women. 

Her life experience is inspiring and so are her words. Here are 5 quotes that clearly prove what a wonder-woman she is.

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#WiseWordsWednesdays: Dressing For Yourself

  
For years and years, so called ‘experts’ have been ordering women to dress in accordance to their body shape. “Pears should avoid pleated skirts, apples should distract attention from their waist,” etc, etc. 

It shouldn’t matter whether you’re an hourglass or boyish, if you like it, wear it. It’s that simple. I also slightly disagree with the advice from Cosmopolitan (image source) on wearing having things that fit you. If you have an oversized jumper you wanna wear, why worry?

The point is, don’t let the opinions of ‘experts’ dictate what you want to wear. I don’t care if they’re professional stylists, as long as you feel comfortable wear it! After all, fashion is one of the most significant, if not the most significant way to express yourself. Have fun with it!

YOUR BODY IS NOT A PROBLEM THAT NEEDS TO BE SOLVED THROUGH STRATEGIC DRESSING. 

Molicia xo

#WiseWordsWednesdays: Empowerment 

  
Ah, once again I am returning to the subject of Feminism – a social issue that many misinterpret and mistake for matriarchy. Before I continue, let’s all be reminded of the definition of Feminism:

Feminism: ‘a person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.’

Today’s #WiseWordsWednesday is about how as a female, you should embrace who you are and uplift yourself without criticising other women. 

You can be a girl who loves eating fast food but don’t criticise the girls who prefer to eat salad. You can be a female who loves making an effort with her appearance with makeup, but don’t put down the females who step out with their hair in a bun and wear none. You can be a woman who only has sex with partners you’re in a romantic relationships with, but don’t slut shame the women who enjoy casual sex. 

We are all different, even if we value similar things. As women, we should unite and empower each other daily. Give each other compliments, defend each other and speak kindly of one another even behind each other’s backs. 

It is draining to see jealousy, slut-shaming and spite. Let’s not. Let’s unite. Let’s be happy. We are strong, capable and beautiful. Each and every one of use. Let’s embrace each other, let’s support each other and let’s empower each other. 

Other women are not your competition. 

Molicia xo 

#WiseWordsWednesday: Beyoncé

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First of all, I’d like to apologise for my lack of posts last week, I was bedridden with the combination of a virus and tonsillitis. Now that I’ve recovered from my near death experience, I would like to talk to you all about the true definition of Feminism, (with the help of Queen B). 

The subject of Feminsim is often confused within today’s society. There are more than one type of Feminsim, but ultimately all Feminists are trying to achieve the same goal. Lyrics spoken by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Beyoncé’s song, Flawless, define Feminsim in a simple but effective way…

We teach girls to shrink themselves to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition but not too much. You should aim to be successful but not too successful otherwise you will threaten the man.” Because I am female I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. A marriage can be a system of joy and love and mutual support, but why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors, not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they can not be sexual beings in the way that boys are. Feminist: A person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes. 


The quote speaks for itself and I stand by it with my entire being. The next time you hear someone accusing Feminsits of being wrong or matriarchal, correct them with this accurate statement, then come and sip tea with Queen B and me. 

Molicia xo

7 Inspirational International Women’s Day Quotes 👸🏽✨

Happy International Women’s Day to every female on Earth. 

What better way to celebrate this liberating day than to share 7 inspirational quotes from fellow strong women.

If you’re a strong female, you don’t need permission.

Lady Gaga


When I’m assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss.

Nicki Minaj


Some women follow men, and some women follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.

Lady Gaga


I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.

Diane von Frustenburg


I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.

Sheryl Sandberg


Here’s to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.

Unknown


We have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.

Beyonce


Janice Dickinson: Then & Now… 


Janice Dickinson was at the height of her modelling career in the 70s/80s. The exotic beauty describes herself as the world’s first supermodel and claims to also have coined the term herself. She has continued to work in fashion by opening her own agency in 2005 which also had its own reality TV show. She also judged several cycles of America’s Next Top Model.


Janice was spotted for her exotic beauty which was her best friend and worst enemy as she was rejected by several angencies early in her career for it.

A few days ago, Janice went into the Big Brother house and it made me think a lot…

I knew she was famous for being a supermodel, yet I had never seen a photo of her modelling, (until I did my own research). It really surprised me that I’d never seen a photo of her in her younger days ever. Which brings me onto the topic of people being shamed for their surgical procedures.

Whilst doing my research, I first googled ‘Janice Dickinson’ and I only saw recent photos and memes with arrows darting at her face, labelling gazillions of surgical procedures she’s had.

I then googled ‘Janice Dickinson 80’s’ and found stunning photos from an earlier era of her modelling career. And of course, more memes and comparisons to other people who also have had what society would label as ‘one too many’ surgical procedures.


Now I want to cut to the chase…

There’s just so much negativity in the media, obsessing about a woman’s appearance just because in some people’s eyes she doesn’t conform to that ‘not natural but natural enough’ standard that is set by the world.

What I’m trying to say is that I had no idea about some of the greatest work Janice has done because there’s so much negative press concerning her ‘botched’ appearance. Which is astonishing really. It’s like saying “oh hey Janice Dickinson, you’ve aged and you’re trying to hide it? Why are you trying to conform to societal ideas of beauty? How dare you try and do something to make yourself feel better about the way you are!”

The topic of plastic surgery is a wide one and I understand that I do not know Janice’s reasons for having those procedures but so what?

I don’t NEED to know because I am not her and as long as she’s happy who the hell cares? In my eyes, she’s still beautiful.

And let’s be honest, if you were basically worshiped by an industry that only cares about what you look like, wouldn’t you want to try and preserve that? Because if I had the amount of money she has and I was a lot older, hell yeah would I want to freeze my ageing process too!

I think the media and whoever else for that matter should stop attacking people for trying to be happy, particularly women. And I find it sad that I’ve had to write this post in first place to make this point.

Janice Dickinson, world’s first supermodel, I SALUTE YOU! 💃🏽

P.S. We share the same surname and I love that 😂
Ranting Feminist, Molicia xo