You are overwhelmed and haven’t learned to be your own friend through this yet. You will. Your fear of jumping without a net is so valid, and the trick you haven’t learned yet is that that’s life, always and everywhere. There are no nets. Life is a big, long free fall, and the sooner you can embrace what is beautiful about that, the sooner you will start to enjoy the ride. –Sara Bareilles
Sometimes life just hits you, right in the face. And it’s alright. Because I, for one, think it’s kinda cool to have a black eye now and then. And I think it’s definitely okay to have scars, and it’s definitely okay to hurt, and be in pain and show it. And that’s why we have friends in this life. And it’s why we have music. –Haley Williams
“Leadership is not a person or a position. It is a complex moral relationship between people based on trust, obligation, commitment, emotion, and a shared vision of the good.”—Joanne Ciulla, Philosopher of Leadership Ethics
“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”—Amy Poehler
I am a warrior in the time of women warriors; the longing for justice is the sword I carry.
― Sonia Johnson, activist, author, 1984 presidential candidate
But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together–Queen Elizabeth II
What I want young women and girls to know is . . . you’re going to walk into many rooms in your life and career where you may be the only one who looks like you or who has had the experiences you’ve had. But you remember that when you are in those rooms, you are not alone. We are all in that room with you applauding you on. Cheering your voice. And just so proud of you. So you use that voice and be strong–Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States
Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism–Benazir Bhutto, First Female Prime Minister of the Islamic World
Some say we’re responsible for those we love. Others know we are responsible for those who love us.
–Nikki Giovanni, American Poet
Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.