6 Quotes for the Happy Black Woman

Keeping in tune with our emphasis on self-love and self-care, Her Campus NCCU challenges you to meditate on at least one quote each morning to get you started on your day.  How you spend your morning has an incredible impact on the rest of your day and we want you to make sure you get started on the right foot! We’ve put together a list of 6 Quotes for the Happy Black Woman...

  1. “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” – Zora Neale Hurston  
  2. “I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance.” –bell hooks  
  3. “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” – Alice Walker  
  4. “In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change – breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” – Susan L. Taylor  
  5. “Deal with yourself as an individual worthy of respect, and make everyone else deal with you the same way.” – Nikki Giovanni  
  6. “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” – Marva Collins