Here at Blest Bras, we are passionate about all that is female – every day is international women’s day in our opinion! We are dedicated to inspiring women to feel confident, comfortable and fabulous in their own skin, regardless of shape, size or weight.
We would like to use this opportunity to share some of our favourite words of wisdom from strong, incredible women throughout history.
Here are a few of our favourites…
On Body Positivity:
There is no wrong way to have a body
– Hanne Blank – Historian, writer, editor and public speaker.
To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in oneself.
– Simone De Beauvoir – Writer, philosopher, political activist, social theorist.
‘As a child, I never heard one woman say to me, "I love my body". Not my mother, my elder sister, my best friend. No one woman has ever said, "I am so proud of my body." So I make sure to say it to Mia [her daughter], because a positive physical outlook has to start at an early age.’
– Kate Winslet – Actress.
We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.
– Beyonce – Singer.
Thething women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.
– Roseanne Barr – Actress, comedian, writer, director.
Figure out who you are separate from your family, and the man or woman you're in a relationship with. Find who you are in this world and what you need to feel good alone. I think that's the most important thing in life. Find a sense of self because with that, you can do anything else.
– Angelina Jolie – Actress, writer, director, humanitarian.
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
– Ayn Rand – Novelist, philosopher, screenwriter.
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
– Marilyn Monroe
On the power of being female:
I am a Woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal Woman, that's me.
– Maya Angelou
No matter what your size, shape, or age, you need to believe in yourself and treat every day as international women’s day!