Hey hey GIRLIES! It’s Yoyo here on International Women’s Day! The Women’s March has organized a WOMEN’S STRIKE today to to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the US and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender nonconforming people continue to face. We think that’s a BEAUTIFUL idea and if you’re interested in getting involved or want to learn more check out THIS HANDY GUIDE!

While we TOTALLY support #ADayWithoutWomen, we also wanted to spend some time today acknowledging some of our FAV LADIES! I will take ANY opportunity to CELEBRATE other women’s success! Supporting women in all capacities benefits EVERYONE involved! By embracing strong, confident, intelligent, and BEAUTIFUL women into our lives as role models allows us to let their stories become models for our own success!

So here are a few EMPOWERING quotes from some POWERFUL ladies!!!

Emma Watson

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can’t do or achieve. Do what you want to do and be who you want to be. Just encourage and include each other, don’t ostracize the gender in front of you.

Malala Yousafzai

“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.”

Ellen Degeneres

Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that.

Beyoncé Knowles

“I’m not bossy. I’M THE BOSS.”

Hillary Clinton

“We need to understand that there is no formula for how women should lead their lives. That is why we must respect the choices that each woman makes for herself and her family. Every woman deserves the chance to realise her God-given potential.”

Oprah Winfrey

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”