"Girl power" is a term that gets thrown around a lot, whether in the context of fun quotes like the ones below, in the form more serious affirmations, and even in career and life coaching. As women, it's sprinkled over almost every part our lives, and it can seem silly at times–after all, there's not a "boy power" movement, right? The thought of that is actually ridiculous.
But, there's a good reason why "girl power" exists and "boy power" doesn't: because we live in a man-powered world. Men grow up hearing, feeling, and knowing that they are powerful. Girls grow up hearing, feeling, and learning that they are less than.
"Girl power" was born to help us unlearn the harmful lessons that have been ingrained in our brains since birth. Silly? Maybe. Necessary? You bet your ass.
It's not easy to reprogram your brain to believe that, as a woman, you're just as powerful, smart, intelligent, and capable as a man–and it's okay if you need a reminder sometimes. Want to feel into your worth as a woman? Read and repeat these 22 woman-empowering quotes.
"A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink."
"She wasn't looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword."
"Some women fear the fire. Some women simply become it."
"And one day she discovered that she was fierce and strong and full of fire and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears."
"There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise."
"Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack."
"You have more to do than to be weighed down by pretty or beautiful you are a fiery heart and a wicked brain do not let your soul be defined by its shell."
"It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."
"My coach said I run like a girl. And I said if he ran a little faster he could too."
"Here's to strong women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them."
"She needed a hero, so that's what she became."
"She's a little sass and a lot of badass."
"Girls should never be afraid to be smart."
"Her soul is fierce, her heart is brave, her mind is strong."
"Either I will find a way or I will make one."
"A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her."
"A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better."
"Sometimes, it takes balls to be a woman."
"We get so worried about being pretty. Let's be pretty kind. Pretty funny. Pretty smart. Pretty strong."
"She's got that whole purpose driven warrior princess change the world type of vibe"
"Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition."
"If you're not smiling, you should be. 'Cause you f*cking got this."
SHARE the girl power–because behind every successful woman is a tribe of other women cheering her on.