10 quotes from women of colour that will inspire you.

Choosing to move countries and deciding to travel more, had to have been an inspired decision. Even starting this blog took a lot of inspiration. For me inspiration comes from the women around me. Watching them strive for their goals, reach their milestones or conquer their fears. It’s these interactions that propel me forward in life and give me the strength to reach for the stars.

Being a woman of colour brings with it many more barriers and many more burdens to carry, but giving up has never been in the equation for us. We need to hold our heads up high and strive forward. There is nothing that can stand in our way and nothing that we cannot achieve. I want to share a little inspiration with you today. Below are some quotes from women of colour that resinated deeply with my soul. Take the strength and wisdom on offer and use it to be inspired. Use it to do something new today. Come out of your comfort zone, bend the rules a little. Who knows what may transpire?

Enjoy!

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. -Harriet Tubman

Just remember the world is not a playground but a schoolroom. Life is not a holiday but an education. One eternal lesson for us all: to teach us how better we should love. -Barbara Jordan

“You can be a thousand different women. It’s your choice which one you want to be. It’s about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom.’” —Salma Hayek

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it. – Toni Morrison

Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. -Mae Jemison

If people can see Earth from up here, they see it without those borders, see it without any differences in race or religion, they would have a completely different perspective. Because when you see it from that angle, you cannot think of your home or your country. All you can see is one Earth – Anousheh Ansari

“Your life is the only opportunity that life can give you. If you ignore it, if you waste it, you will only turn to dust.”- Rab’ia al-Adawiyyawas

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but, by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou

10. “I am a citizen of the world. The Earth is my country, and humanity is my nation.
— Tawakkul Karman,

“I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am black; it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.” —June Jordan

Thank you for taking the time to let me sprinkle a little brown magic on you day. xx

 

 

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As an Ex pat, British, Pakistani, Muslim, woman living in Istanbul. I like to write about my travels and adventures as an expat. There seems to be a vast void in the travel and expat blogging and social media world in regards to WOC. We are now starting to emerge within the narrative however I still feel that in particular the voices of eastern and or Muslim women are severely underrepresented. That’s the reason I’m here. I’m just hoping to be part of bringing our travel experiences and our voices to the forefront.

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