10 Feminist Quotes to Get You Through Finals

Getting inspired is a big part of the finals preparation process. And if you don't know where to get started, we can certainly help!

  1. 1. “You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe.”

    Leymah Gbowee's words live on as you muster the strength to program those last lines of code. 

  2. 2. “Don’t let anyone speak for you, and don’t rely on others to fight for you.”

    Let Michelle Obama help you find your voice for your final project presentation. 

  3. 3. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.”

    So maybe you aren't the best with math. Don't let that hold you back, let Audre Lorde build up your confidence so you can slay that final girl!

  4. 4. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”

    With finals fast approaching, the odds are getting higher that you're gonna be walking around campus with two hours of sleep, unwashed hair, and leggings with a huge rip down the side. This doesn't make you any less powerful. Ruth Bader Ginsburg is gonna be so proud of you for killing the game nonetheless!

  5. 5. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

    Cameron Smith-Water Beach Waves Abroad Spain Barcelona Europe Sunny

    Jane Austen throws down. Whether it be in dodging misogynists, creating some of the best fiction of her time, or being a trail blazing feminist, she is an icon in every way. She also wouldn't want you to doubt your feminist strength during this time of great frustration.  

  6. 6. “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

    Margaret Atwood has created the blue print for a feminist uprising. She wouldn't want you to get discouraged by that guy who sits in front of you in finance that's always mansplaining concepts during lecture. You're almost done with the torture. 

  7. 7. “If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.”

    It's getting really stressful right now, and you might think you can get by with skipping meals and sleep. Don't fall into this trap. Ann Richards wants you to get your strength up for the final battles ahead. 

  8. 8. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.”

    Let Maya Angelou's radiating spirit take a hold of you. You're strong, powerful, and amazing. Nothing can hold you back from the success that's happening. 

  9. 9. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

    If you really hate these classes, does that signify something else? Do you like your major? Do want to continue walking down this road? Spend some time with Dolly Parton and figure out where you're going. 

  10. 10. “Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

    It may be hard right now, but you're building something amazing; yourself. Golda Meir believes in you wholeheartedly!

The stress that you're feeling right now is temporary, and you've got what it takes to brave the storm. Get ready to CRUSH those finals!