” I am overwhelmed by the grace and persistence of my people.” Maya Angelou

To continue celebrating Women History’s Month, I compiled some quotes that colorfully respond to the question:

What is it that you love or appreciate about black women? 

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To me no other race comes close to the black woman, you have every color, body type and personality. The black woman is so bad she takes first and second place…” JS

I love my versatility!” CJ

We age well!” JAS

Their defiance, their courage, royalty, their curvaceous bodies, their pride.” MJ

I love the assertiveness and drive. I think black women not only have to deal with issues of race but also deal with getting 2nd class treatment from society and even black men. And even through all of that black women are the most educated demographic in the country.

I also love how protective they are of their loved ones and community. “ MCB

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I appreciate the strength they provide for their families and the loyalty they have for their  friends.” LJ

“The thing that I love most about black women is their ability to embody and balance strength and tenderness like no other race. To me when I look at the women who nurtured me growing up- my mother, aunts, and grandma I can always remember going to them not just for comfort but during those times typically associated as “the mans job” in the family. As I’ve moved through life this strength has echoed with many of black female role model figures in my life from my teachers to my professional peers.” RCG

” I appreciate our shared experience. I love black woman because I love myself. I empathized with their  strengths, weaknesses, flaws and perfections.” OB

“I hate it when they portray images of black women as being lazy, diff baby daddies, using the govt and angry. I saw a lot of black single mothers who worked very hard growing up but rarely witnessed those stereotypes.” CJ

While I wish I had more, I hope these quotations whisper in the minds of black women inspiring them to hold their heads just a little higher. After all, we must be sure not to drop our crowns :-)***