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Inspirational Quotes to Keep Going

Doing “the work” – to be anti-racist, to fight to justice, to make any big social change – can be exhausting and feel never ending. I’ve collected some quotes that give me hope and inspire me to keep going.

I put this Audre Lorde quote on my sign at the Women’s March in 2019, but this 1981 quote has never been more relevant.

Audre Lorde: I am not free quote

We should listen to everything Cleo Wade and Rachel Cargle write. In short: white women, we must ensure our feminism is intersectional.

I don't want your love and light Rachel Cargle
The future of feminism is only as powerful as the future of anti-racism. Cleo Wade
In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist. Angela Davis

From the suffragettes to labor reform to civil rights, progress in American history is littered with angry women. That’s not a bad thing.

Anger is not inherently destructive. Austin Channing Brown

Morgan Harper Nichols is one of my favorite artists on Instagram. This Empathy poem sums up why we are committed to keep going and guide our Operation Amplify core issues.

Empathy poem by Morgan Harper Nichols

Being anti-racist takes work. We have gathered resources to share (read them here) and hope these words provide a little inspiration to continue the work.

Beauty of anti-racism quote

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