10 Women That Inspire Us In Honour of IWD
Today in honour of International Women’s Day (IWD), we have put together a list of 10 inspirational women- that certainly didn’t allow their gender to define them.
Janis Joplin - ‘Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.’
Joan Jett - ‘Other people will call me a rebel, but I just feel like I’m living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people will call that rebellion, especially when you’re a woman.’
Debbie Harry - ‘I think that people in general, whether they are male or female, who are inhibited by the clichés of what women or what men are, don’t really like themselves. Because personality traits are not necessarily sexual’
Debbie Harry performing with Blondie at the Mabuhay Gardens in San Francisco, CA on March 3, 1977.
Stevie Nicks - ‘I was not going to be a stupid girl singer. I was going to be way more than that’ […] ‘ My life is a testament to believing that if you want something you can make it happen’
Marianne Faithful - ‘Rebellion is the only thing that keep you alive’
Marianne Faithfull, 1968
PJ Harvey - ‘Enjoy looking like a tart and thinking like a politician’
PJ Harvey Photo Credit – Phil Poynter.
Patti Smith - ‘I am going to promote myself exactly as I am, with all my weak points and strong ones. My weak points are that I’m self-conscious and often insecure, and my strong point is that I don’t feel any shame about it’
Siouxie Sioux - ‘The punk thing was really good for women. It motivated them to pick up a guitar rather than be a chanteuse. It allowed us to be aggressive’
Chrissie Hynde - ‘I did my thing, so I guess by feminist standards I’m a feminist. That suits me fine’
Fiona Apple - ‘If I respect myself and believe in what I am doing, no one can touch me’